Mumbai: On December 6, bars, liquor shops in several areas around Dadar to remain shut

A notice dated November 30 stated that to mark the 66th Mahaparinirvan Divas, many Ambedkar followers will flock to Chaityabhoomi and thus December 6 has been declared 'dry day'.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Saturday, December 03, 2022, 04:13 PM IST
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Mumbai: On December 6, bars, liquor shops in several areas around Dadar to remain shut (Representative Image) | BL Soni/ FPJ

Notice from Mumbai Collector Rajeev Nivatkar stating that the bars and liquor stores in Dadar and the surrounding regions will remain closed on December 6 in view of the Mahaparinirvan Divas [Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar's death anniversary].

The notice dated November 30 stated that to mark 66th Mahaparinirvan Divas, many Ambedkar followers will flock to Chaityabhoomi and thus December 6 has been declared 'dry day'.

according to the Midday report, the circular requests that all bars, liquor stores around Chaityabhoomi and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Maidan remain closed from December 5 to December 6 this year.

Pravin Tambe, deputy superintendent of the state excise department, was quoted in the report saying that this is an annual exercise.

The report stated that the liquor stores and bars in Dadar, Shivaji Park region, Mahim, Dharavi, Sion and in all areas upto Currey Road Station, Worli sea face, Worli and Sion Koliwadas, Sewri, Kalachowki, Bhoiwada, Wadala and Kings Circle will remain closed.

The report quoted the Maharashtra Wine Merchants Association (MWMA) head Dilip Giyanani was quoted saying that they have not yet received orders yet but they acknowledge it since th decree is issued every year and because the day has religious connotations. He further said that they must accept the order even if it arrives a day or two before December 6.

Giyanani was further mentioned saying that even if there was no 'dry day', it was always difficult to manage the crowd since many come to the city from across the country and are stationed in those areas. He said that although there was no 'dry day' people shut wine shops closed in those areas.

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