Maharashtra Government Imposes Ban on Alcohol Consumption at Forts

Many significant steps are being taken in order to boost Maharashtra's tourism by the state's government. Yet another important step was taken recently the state government issued a government resolution (GR) imposing a ban on alcohol consumption at ancient forts in the state. This precautionary measure was taken to prevent alcohol abuse.

What Does the GR State?

According to the resolution, those found committing the offence for the first time could face a fine of INR 10,000 and six months imprisonment and those who does it for second time will be liable for imprisonment of one year with a fine of INR 10,000 under Section 85 of the Maharashtra Ban Liquor Act 1949, upon violating the order. 

Swift Actions Taken So Far!

Fort in Mumbai
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Home to around 350 forts in the state, the Home department has further issued directives to respective departments and authorities to stick warning notices at historical sites in order to conserve these ancient structures. 

Maharashtra Tourism Minister also welcomed the recent GR saying that the ancient forts are the pillar of their strength and devotion. This resolution is yet another important step after the government also approved the proposal of allowing shows and eateries to remain open 24X7 from January.

This post was published by Mugdha Songire

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