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TASMAC shop relocation irks villagers

More than 100 residents of Poigai Mottur village in Vellore on Sunday staged a demonstration against plans by Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) to relocate a liquor shop to the area.

Published: 01st April 2013 11:13 AM  |   Last Updated: 01st April 2013 11:13 AM   |  A+A-

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More than 100 residents of Poigai Mottur village in Vellore on Sunday staged a demonstration against plans by Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC) to relocate a liquor shop to the area.

Following an order by the Madras High Court that set a deadline of Sunday for closure of TASMAC shops located on National Highways, the district administration had identified an outlet at Sethuvalai near Vellore on NH-46. This was to be relocated to Minnal Nagar in Poigai Mottur.

Local residents led by PMK district organising secretary Agni Velmurugan and Sathyamangalam Panchayat President Ramani Ashokan staged a protest in front of the proposed site in Minnal Nagar.

The protest was withdrawn after Vellore Deputy Superintendent of Police S  Dakshinamoorthy arrived at the spot and pacified the residents.

Due to the steep increase in accidents due to drunken driving on NH/ State Highways the  Madras High Court has ordered the shifting of all TASMAC liquor vending shops, numbering over 500, from the NH to interior places.



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