The Delhi government has decided to observe six dry days between the period of January 26 and March 30, following reversion to its previous excise policy.
Capital to observe six dry days between the period of January 26 and March 30 (Representational photo)
By Pankaj Jain: The Delhi government has decided to observe six dry days between January 26 and March 30, following the decision to revert its previous excise policy that provides for dry days on gazetted holidays.
These days include Republic Day (Jan 26), Guru Ravidas Birthday (Feb 5), Swami Dayananda Saraswati Jayanti (Feb 15), Mahashivaratri (Feb 18), Holi (Mar 8), and Ram Navami (Mar 30).
Dry days are days on which the government forbids the sale of alcohol in liquor shops, clubs, or bars. These days usually mark a gazetted holiday.
Furthermore, this is the first time that the government has taken such a decision. Previously, only liquor shops were closed on dry days, but bars and restaurants were still allowed to serve liquor.
Jan 23, 2023