NEW DELHI: The city excise department announced that the sale of alcohol in the nation's capital will be prohibited for three days beginning on Friday evening. This is the preparation ahead of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) elections on December 4.
The three-day ban will come to force from the time the campaigning ends until the completion of polling.
"In view of the civic polls in New Delhi, the State Election Commission has announced dry days from 5.30 pm. of December 2 to December 4, 2022 up to 5,30 pm. and again on December 7, 2022 on the day of counting of votes in the whole of NCT of Delhi," said a notification issued by the Exise Department.
The three-day ban will come to force from the time the campaigning ends until the completion of voting.
All the liquor shops, bars, sale outlets. will remain shsut on these days, the notification said.
The Excise Department and Delhi Police will patrol the city to make certain that there is no unauthorised storage of liquor or transportation of unauthorised liquor, the statement added.