Govt reduces 'dry days' to just 3, industry cheers move
The Indian Express Delhi|January 25, 2022
LIQUOR SHOPS across the capital will be closed on Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti this year, with Delhi government reducing the number of 'dry days' from 21 to just three.

The changes in the number of 'dry days' were made under the new excise policy, with the official notification being issued on Monday. Delhi used to observe the largest number of dry days' as compared to any other state.

“In pursuance of the provisions of Rule 52 of Delhi Excise Rules, 2010, it is hereby ordered that the following dates shall be observed as 'Dry Day' in the National Capital Territory of Delhi by all licensees of the Excise department and opium vends located in Delhi for the year 2022Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti. Apart from the above three dry days, the government may declare any other day in the year as 'dry day from time to time,” read the order issued by Deputy Commissioner (Excise) Anand Kumar Tiwari.

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