Now, get your liquor permits at local wine shops
In view of the recent police raid on Maya Lounge, the department is making it doubly sure that no violation of rules takes place.
The department has also listed do’s and don’ts and are reaching out to clubs to apprise them of rules and regulations. Permissions are required from various quarters like the collectorate, the state excise department, the local electrical department, and the health department.
Checks are being conducted at clubs and hotels to ensure rules are being followed. An application fee of Rs 50 and a licence fee of Rs 8,000 will have to be paid to the excise department by clubs hosting parties where liquor is served.
From April to November this year, the department registered 2,290 cases of violations as compared to 2,260 last year. This year, 1,122 persons have been booked, 234 vehicles impounded and liquor worth Rs 2.67 crore seized.
Last year, 811 persons were booked and liquor worth Rs 2.46 crore seized.
The state excise department has meanwhile registered an increase in consumption of liquor in Pune district. There has been a 16 per cent rise in consumption of beer. Sale of wine has gone up by 14 per cent, and India Made Foreign Liquor by 6 per cent. Sale of country liquor rose by over 8 per cent from 145 lakh litre last year to 157 lakh litre this year, while foreign liquor sold 148 lakh litre against 139 lakh litre
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