Gurgaon: CyberHub, Atmosphere Mall change entrance to beat 500-metre SC liquor ban

To bypass the 500-metre liquor ban on pubs, bars and eating places, the builders in Gurgaon are altering the doorway to their properties; making motorable distance greater than 500 metres and transferring these institutions out of the purview of the Supreme Court docket order.

That is in violation of the sanctioned plans and maps permitted by the division of city and nation planning. Nevertheless, insiders say that the builders are able to take the chance as there is no such thing as a different manner for them to keep away from the ban.

The excise division, in the meantime, mentioned the method to measure the motorable distance of the bars and pubs will start on Wednesday.

On the Atmosphere Mall, the developer has closed the doorway to the Leela Atmosphere Lodge and guests will now should drive across the residential advanced earlier than coming into the resort. This has additionally hit the entry to the Atmosphere Lagoon residences and invited the ire of the residents.

“We’ve got complained to the police and DTCP officers however nothing has been accomplished. Fast paced luxurious vehicles and business visitors is now transferring in entrance of our advanced. Kids and elders can’t exit on the street,” mentioned Sanjay Lal, member of the RWA govt committee.

Liquor gross sales at bars and pubs in Cyber Hub and Atmosphere mall are main crowd pullers and generate enormous income for these properties. The bar/pub homeowners in Sector 29 additionally need HUDA to dam entry to one of many roads in order that the motorable distance could be elevated. “We’ve got invested crores in organising these amenities. The federal government ought to now assist us,” mentioned a bar proprietor, preferring anonymity.

Equally, the doorway to Cyber Hub close to Speedy Metro station subsequent to Shankar Chowk has been moved to make sure that the motorable distance is greater than a kilometre from NH8.

Greater than 150 bars and pubs in Gurgaon have been hit by the Supreme Court docket’s ban on liquor sale inside 500 metres of state and nationwide highways.

HC Dahiya, excise commissioner, west Gurgaon, mentioned that the motorable distance from the sting of the street would be the standards for renewal of licences.

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