Goa Chief Manohar Parrikar on Sunday said that the state government will ban the consumption of liquor at public places to curb the nuisance created by people in an inebriated condition.
He asserted that necessary amendments to the excise act will be done next month.
During a function, the Goa chief minister said, “We need to come out with the notification banning the drinking of liquor in public places. The notification will be issued by October end for which we will amend the existing law.”
The state government is currently governing the licences to the liquor outlets under Goa, Daman and Diu Excise Act, 1964.
Goa has already announced ban on drinking in selected public places including beaches.
Parrikar said the state government is serious about inculcating the habit of wearing helmets while riding two-wheelers.
He said the police will penalise two-wheeler riders who are driving without helmet and also will tell them the benefits of wearing a helmet while driving. PTI