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Sept 12, last bell for Kerala bars

Sept 12, last bell for Kerala bars
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Sept 12, Last Bell For Kerala Bars. Firming up plans to drastically reduce availability of liquor, the Congress-led UDF Government today decided to issue notices to hoteliers below the five-star category to shut their bars by September 12.

Thiruvananthapuram: Firming up plans to drastically reduce availability of liquor, the Congress-led UDF Government today decided to issue notices to hoteliers below the five-star category to shut their bars by September 12.

The decision, taken by a high-level meeting convened by Excise Minister K Babu, would mean that 312 functioning bars would be closed only after the Onam festival, to be celebrated in the first week of next month.

Briefing the media after the meeting that worked out the action plan on the UDF's policy decision taken last week, Babu said notices would be issued to hoteliers on August 28, asking them to wind up liquor sales within 15 days.

As part of the procedures under the Abkari rules, unsold stockpile of IMFL from closed bars would be taken back by the state Beverages Corporation (Bevco), the state agency having monopoly over liquor retailing in the state.

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