Odisha Allows Reopening Of Bars, Alcohol Consumption Allowed In ON Shops

Bhubaneswar: Consumption of liquor in the bars outside containment zones has been allowed by the Odisha government.

The Excise department allowed consumption of liquor in the restaurant ON/ hotel On/ beer parlour ON and club ON outside the containment zones with immediate effect.

The department asked the shops to follow the Covid-19 guidelines.

These establishments will have to maintain the opening hour as prescribed in the licence, the notification stated.

“The Government after careful consideration in exercise of powers conferred under section-93 of the Odisha Excise Act-2008 allows consumption of liquor in the Restaurant ‘ON’ / Hotel ‘ON’ / Beer Parlour ‘ON’ and Club ‘ON’ outside the containment zone with immediate effect,” the notification issued by the Excise Department read.

Local Police and Excise staff will remain watchful and collectors are authorized to close the shops in case of violation of above provisions by the licensees, it added.

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