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Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Monday stated that the federal government has taken a call to cut back minimal age for liquor consumption within the metropolis to 21 years from 25 years.

He additionally stated that they’ve take a call to finish government-run liquor shops. “In Delhi, there received’t be government-run liquor shops. We now have taken a call to finish them,” stated Mr. Sisodia.

The Minister stated that the areas of most of the current liquor shops can be modified to place an finish to “liquor mafias”.

“58% of Delhi is beneath served or unserved (in phrases is liquor shops). 20% of Delhi is over served. In 79 wards, there are not any liquor shops. In 45 wards, just one retailer. Some areas are beneath served and a few areas are over served, as a consequence of which liquor mafias thrive,” he stated.

However Mr. Sisodia stated that “no new liquor shops” can be opened within the metropolis.

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