Odisha Govt Relaxes Selling Hours Of Liquor On New Year Eve


Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today relaxed the selling hours for Indian Made Foreign Liquor (IMFL) at ‘ON’ shops and Bars operating in Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Puri municipal limits on New Year eve.

As per a notification from the State Excise Department, the shops and bars in the three cities will remain open up to 1 AM of January 1, 2020, in ‘public interest’.

“Government after careful consideration, in exercise of powers conferred under section 93 of Odisha Excise Act, 2008 have been pleased to relax the selling hour for IMFL ‘ON’ shops and Bars operating in Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation, Cuttack Municipal Corporation, and Puri Municipality areas on the eve of 31st December 2019 night (New Year Eve) up to 1.00 AM of 01.01.2020 in public interest,” the notification read.

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