The Supreme Court on Thursday ordered ban on all liquor shops on national and state highways across the country.
Last week, the apex court had expressed concern over 1.5 lakh fatalities every year in road mishaps, saying it may direct closure of liquor vends on national and state highways across the nation, besides removal of the signages indicating their location.
Here are few points that you should know about the ruling:
# No liquor shops will be functional on state and national highways across the nation.
# Liquor shops which are operating now will end on April 1, 2017.
# Closing of these shops will be monitored by home secretary of the state.
# No new license for liquor shops to be issued from now onwards.
# No renewal of license of liquor shops will be done.
# Liquor shops will not be allowed within 500 metres from the edge of the road
# Judgement applicable on entire country