Karnataka: Bars likely to get nod to serve liquor from September, says excise minister
First Published 21, Aug 2020, 11:52 AM
The state government is awaiting the Centre’s guidelines for bars and restaurants on whether they are allowed to serve alcohol
According to a report on The News Minute, Karnataka excise minister H Nagesh, on Thursday (August 20) said that bars and restaurants are likely to be allowed to serve alcohol from September onwards.
“The association that represents night clubs submitted a memorandum to me today, requesting us to allow these establishments to serve alcohol. I have passed on the same to the chief minister. Unlock 5 will start from September and we are very likely to allow them to serve liquor then,” H Nagesh said.
With unlock 5.0 round the corner, the state government is awaiting the Centre’s guidelines for bars and restaurants on whether they are allowed to serve alcohol.
“This issue is very likely going to be resolved next month. So far, the Centre had not issued any guidelines but we are expecting fresh guidelines before unlock 5.0 is announced,” H Nagesh added.
Bars and restaurants have not been allowed to serve liquor since the last 5 months, leading to a loss of Rs 7,500 crore to these establishments.