Chandigarh | Liquor prices go down
In Sector 44-D, Chandigarh, a number of youngsters were spotted drinking in the parking area. “It was like a party here,” said Ragunandan Singh of Sector 44.
A liquor vend owner said due to the Supreme Court judgment banning liquor sale on state and national highways, there was a lot of confusion in Chandigarh. “We have to exhaust the remaining quota or penalty could be levied on us,” he said.
A heavy rush was also seen in Manimajra, where liquor vends have put lists of liquor brands with low prices.
Rohit Kumar, a resident of Sector 45, said, “We will drink to our heart’s fill as the next nine days will be dry. Moreover, prices are also very low.”
Panchkula vendors have also complained to the Haryana excise department as prices have been lowered by 50% in Chandigarh, hurting their sales.
“Even some Panchkula vendors have lowered the prices,” a Panchkula-based liquor vend owner said.