Kein Alkohol an Autobahnen

This is to inform you that on March 31, 2017 the Supreme Court of India ruled that it would ban the sale of liquor within 500 metres of both National and State highways across the country.

Until further classification is received, the term 'liquor' covers all beverages that contain any alcohol content. Further, the ruling states that the ban extends not just to retail liquor outlets but also to bars, pubs, hotels, and restaurants located on highways, effectively barring these establishments from serving any liquor or alcoholic beverages to guests.

The ruling came into effect from April 1, 2017.

As a consequence, many prominent and popular restaurants and hotel chains across the country are affected as they have properties that are located within this defined periphery.