HC directs Govt to shift liquor outlets on national highways

Monday, Nov 10, 2014,22:45 IST By metrovaartha A A A

Kochi | Kerala High Court today directed the state government to take steps to shift stateowned liquor retail outlets located on national highways and service roads. A division bench comprising Acting Chief Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice A M Shaffique gave the direction on a PIL by one P K Mohammed of Karunagapally complaining of frequent accidents and traffic congestion due to the functioning of the outlets run by the Beverages Corporation. The bench asked the government to file a progress report within three weeks. According to Kerala Beverages Corporation, there are 169 liquor outlets on the national and state highways.