From New Year Andhra Govt to Close Half of the Bars in the State, Reduce Working Hours - watsupptoday.com
From New Year Andhra Govt to Close Half of the Bars in the State, Reduce Working Hours
Posted 08 Nov 2019 05:34 PM

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In a meeting on Thursday, CM YS Jagan Mohan Reddy has ordered the officials to issue a government order on Reduction of bars and their timings as early as possible. The revised order will be implemented from January 1st, 2020.

As per the latest order, the number of bars will reduce to 420 against existing 839. The revised working hours will be 11 am to 10 pm against the existing 10 am to midnight at at 12 am. CM Jagan Reddy has also ordered to increase the license fee of bars from the New Year itself.

CM Jagan Reddy had in poll promised to implement the complete prohibition of liquor in the next 5 years. In a bid towards total prohibition, the state government has already closed 20 percent of the liquor shops since September.

After liquor shops, the government has decided to reduce the number of bars and their timings to move towards total prohibition.

CM Jagan Reddy has also ordered his officials to give permissions to bars and liquor shops, where local people are not objecting.

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