The apex court set April 1 as the deadline to ensure all such shops on all highways are shut. And licenses of liquor shops on highways won’t be renewed after April 1.
The top court’s order was on a public interest litigation filed by an NGO called ‘Arrive Safe’.
Arrive Safe’ said that 1.42 lakh people die annually in road accidents, many of which are caused by drunk driving. The NGO said the easy availability of liquor from stores on highways was a major reason for drunk driving.
- Indian Times