Ban sale of liquor on all National, State Highways from 1 April: Supreme CourtI woke up to this news and not much affected I was busy with my usual work. Then visiting social media I realised how the order shall affect lacs of people and families who had liquor stores and paid good amounts for their excise license.
Going into further details I saw the figures in newspapers. Revenue for five star hotel chains like Oberoi,Taj ,Hyatt and Accor groups together with small and medium enterprises shall cause a loss of 65000 crores to hospitality industry.
Leaving the revenue loss it shall render lacs of people jobless and out of work in a scenario where jobs are in scarcity and banks not willing to give loans. Further to this SC changes the distance to 500 metres from Highway. So basically new shops and restaurants will come up and existing ones will die.
Someone looking for Alcohol will have no issues driving another 500 metres or even stocking the same with him. Surprisingly in this case banks are prompt to take recover loans advanced to vendors on highway who are duly servicing them and paying taxes. Banks only go on silent mode when Rich and influential are involved. Else they are quick to send recovery agents if you miss EMI for your car.
It is not the first time that rules have been mended to favour others. I remember few years back I was about to invest in a residential house to be rented to a bank as that the entire colony road was being used for commercial purposes in Malviya Nagar and Saket. However the deal go delayed and I missed out.
Few days later all commercial activities were banned and my regret also went away. In fact I complimented congress government for acting strictly on illegal occupants. However to my surprise few months later all bans lifted and now commercial activities on highest scale all over the place. You can guess the motive?
Yes, six to seven malls were coming up in Saket and the entire mafia wanted the shopkeepers to shift to malls as they were not selling. As soon as Malls got their tenants the commercial activity again opened up as that is daily wage for MLA and other authorities of the area
My friend had a chemist shop on Vasant Kunj road which was threatened as illegal as it leads to airport and they wanted to broaden the road. Rightly so. He in hurry sold the shop to someone else. This is 10 years back. Has the road changed? No. No one shall dare to demolish illegal construction on that road leading to world best Airport,IGI. Reason coz majority is occupied by the peace loving religion.
The same is happening again. Shifting shops 500 to 200 metres is not going to solve any issue but shall create more jobless people and help others (who knows who) have already invested in property in area not covered within the distance. Is this fair? Business from one hand to other without any change in sales?