The sale of liquor in bars and restaurants in Delhi will be banned on January 26, the Republic Day, from now on. The Delhi government issued an order today to this effect.
Additionally, there will be a ban on the sale of liquor at shops on Mahashivratri, Ram Navami and Holi.
The Delhi government has also declared dry days on Swami Dayanand Jayanti and Guru Ravidas Jayanti, and liquor shops will remain closed on these days as well.
“The Delhi Government has made a significant decision regarding the sale of liquor. On January 26, which is a dry day, there will be a ban on the sale of liquor in liquor shops, bars and restaurants. Previously, only liquor vends were closed on dry days, but bars and restaurants were still allowed to serve liquor,” an official statement said.
The Excise Department of the Delhi Government has issued a list of dry days for the period of January 1, 2023 to March 31, 2023.
The list includes Republic Day on January 26, Guru Ravidas Jayanti on February 5, Swami Dayanand Saraswati Jayanti on February 15, Mahashivaratri on February 18, Holi on March 8 and Ram Navami on March 30 as dry days. On these days, liquor vends will be closed.
The Delhi government issues a list of dry days every three months. At present there are about 21 dry days in a year.