Pune Excise Department Enforces Drinking Permit Rule Post-Tragedy

In response to a tragic accident involving a Porsche that resulted in the deaths of two IT engineers in Kalyani Nagar, the Pune Excise Department has implemented stringent measures to regulate alcohol consumption in the city.

Enforcement Drive Details

Following the incident, the Pune Excise Department has initiated a rigorous enforcement drive targeting establishments across Pune, the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC), and surrounding rural areas. As a result, 32 establishments have been sealed for non-compliance with the new regulations.

Targeted Areas:

  • Pune
  • PCMC
  • Rural regions surrounding Pune

Number of Establishments Sealed:

  • 32 establishments

Drinking License Requirement

Pune Excise Deputy Superintendent Sujit Patil stressed the necessity of obtaining a drinking license for individuals consuming alcohol in clubs, restaurants, and bars.

License Acquisition:

  • Licenses can be obtained from the excise department, online, or directly at the establishment.
  • Only individuals over the age of 25 are permitted to consume hard liquor.

Response from Establishments

In response to the new regulations, restaurant and bar owners have taken proactive measures to ensure compliance and inform their customers of the changes.

Informational Boards:

  • Establishments have placed boards outside their premises to inform patrons of the drinking age and license requirements.

Identification Bands:

  • Drinkers will be given separate bands to easily identify them within the premises, ensuring that only licensed and eligible individuals consume alcohol.

Ongoing Efforts

The Pune Excise Department remains committed to enforcing these regulations to promote responsible and legal alcohol consumption. This initiative aims to prevent future tragedies and ensure a safer environment for all residents.

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