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To get around liquor ban, Gurugram hotels begin using back-door entry

The Oberoi, The Trident, and The Leela have shut their main gates and begun using what used to be their staff entrances. (Representative image, source: Max Pixel) Photograph: (Others)

WION New Delhi, Delhi, India Apr 06, 2017, 04.53 AM (IST)

To get around the Supreme Court order banning liquor vends, bars and pubs from within 500 metres of state and national highways in India, hotels in Gurugram have switched around the entrances to their establishments, The Hindu reported.

Hotels like The Oberoi, The Trident and The Leela have shut their main gates and begun using what used to be the gates for their staff.

That simple change has increased the motorable distance from National Highway 8 to the hotels to over 500 metres, The Hindu reported.

Gurugram deputy high commissioner Hardeep Singh told The Hindu that the matter has been brought to his notice and that he would discuss it with the Town and Country Planning Department
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Gurugram deputy high commissioner Hardeep Singh told The Hindu that the matter has been brought to his notice and that he would discuss it with the Town and Country Planning Department.

“The new entrance will be considered for measuring the motorable distance only if it is not in violation of the plan,” Singh told The Hindu.

(WION)

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