- The new road was constructed in a nearby plot at the cost of ₹1.5 lakh
- Popular malls like Ambience Mallin NCR and Cyber Hub have changed their entrance
- The new method is catching up, and more outlets are planning to follow the idea
At a time when the state government's and liquor outlets across the country is thinking of technical ways to get around the ban imposed by Supreme Court, a bar in Kerala have come out with an innovative way to bypass the order.
The bar owner closed down the main entrance, which was opening to state highway and instead constructed a new way to the road, which has in effect, brought the entry of the bar almost 300 metres away from the highway.
With the new road, triplers will have to pass through a road, in the form of a maze to reach Aiswarya Beer and Wine Parlour in Paravoor, Ernakulam. The winding road was built in a plot adjacent to the bar at a cost of ₹1.5 lakh.
With the new road, the outlet situated on NH 17 is technically at a distance of 300 metres from Highway.
Though Aiswarya Restobar is the only outlet that tried this method, several liquor shops in other states too have tried to increase distance from highways by changing their entrance.
Popular malls like Ambience Mallin NCR and Cyber Hub have changed their entrance. Ambience Mall closed the entrance to Leela Ambience Hotel and visitors have to drive around a residential complex to enter the hotel. Cyber Hub changed their entrance so that the entrance is over a kilometre from NH8.
Took a firang to Cyber hub before the liquor ban, 1st question:— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) April 4, 2017
"LOL Is this a highway?"
After taking the 1st sip
"LOL Is this liquor?"
Funny. Cyber Hub guys changed the entrance to Front Side to show that Entry is 1.2 Kms from Highway hence No ban.. Man India is amazing— Corporate Kumar (@Corporatekumar_) April 2, 2017
The idea seems to be catching on in Kerala with other liquor outlets planning to follow the plan to bypass apex court order.
Last Updated 6:53 PM IST