HYDERABAD:Revelers, can have an extended party this new years’ eve, thanks to Telangana government. The state government on Friday issued orders relaxing closing time for wineshops and bars across the state on New Years’ Eve.
The orders issued by Somesh Kumar, secretary, Revenue (Excise-II) department permits a window of two hours extra. According to the order, licence holders of barns, in-house, events can serve liquor up to 1 am on the intervening night of December 31 and January 1. Retail shops will be remain open till 12 midnight.
The decision is following a report submitted by the Commissioner of Prohibition and Excise, after careful consideration.
Meanwhile, police have made elaborate arrangements to prevent any untoward incidents in the city. Massive checks would be set up to curb drunken driving and rash driving across Hyderabad, Cyberabad and Rachakonda from 9 pm on December 31 to 5 am on January 1, 2017.
More than 100 static, mobile and decoy teams will be on special drunken driving enforcement checks. Videos of the complete process will be recorded and vehicles used by the persons caught during the checks will be seized on the spot, police said.