Tourists coming to Gujarat will get liquor permits at airport

Last Updated: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 00:07

Ahmedabad: To bolster tourism, the Gujarat
government has started issuing liquor permits to people coming
from outside the state at the airport, a minister said today.

Gujarat, where prohibition policy is in place, has seen
tourists flow dipping over the years as compared to other
states, mainly due to unavailability of liquor here.

"We have started the facility to issue liquor permits
from the domestic airport for those coming from outside the
state from February 15," Minister for Tourism Jaynarayan Vyas

"Any person who does not belong to Gujarat can avail the
permit for liquor on demand after arrival at the airport,"
Principal Secretary Tourism Vipul Mitra said.

The permit entitles a person to buy liquor from five
select leading hotels having bar facilities, a tourism
department official said.


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First Published: Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 00:07

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