The Delhi Excise Department recently wrote a letter to the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation or the DMRC. It directed DMRC to change its rule regarding passengers carrying alcohol in the Delhi Metro. The letter was written on October 6 and asked the DMRC to only allow passengers to carry one bottle of liquor. Here are all the details that you need to know about this piece of news. Keep it in mind the next time you bring alcohol to the national capital.
Delhi Govt Asks DMRC To Restrict Passengers Carrying Liquor
The Excise Department of the Delhi Government has written to the DMRC once before as well on August 3. It asked them to change their rule regarding the number of alcohol bottles allowed on the metro trains.
In June, the DMRC stated that two sealed bottles of alcohol could be carried. However, this rule is in violation of the Delhi Excise Act Provision.
According to this act, commuters can only carry one sealed bottle of alcohol from one state to another. Since many commuters from neighbouring towns like Haryana’s Faridabad and Gurugram carry alcohol to the national capital, the two-bottle rule would be violating the Delhi Excise Act.
Violates Delhi Excise Department’s Rule
This is why the excise department of the Delhi government has asked DMRC to change its rule. Any person who violates the rule will be penalised with a fine of up to ₹3 lakhs and imprisonment of up to three years.
Another reason why the DMRC rule becomes problematic is that the legal drinking age in Delhi is 25. However, in many towns around it, the legal drinking age is lower. For instance, in Gurugram it is 21. Carrying alcohol by a person who is younger than 25 is also in violation of Delhi Excise Rules 2010.
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