Restrictions on sale/serving of alcohol beyond 11 pm: Tourism Dept discusses representation from hoteliers with CEO, relaxations expected soon
The Department of Tourism, Govt of Goa has approached the ECI through the State Chief Electoral Officer with a representation from hoteliers in Goa seeking relaxation on time curtails for bars, sale /serving alcohol beyond 11.oo p.m in the wake of upcoming Lok Sabha polls scheduled on 23rd April 2019.
Concerned over the impact of the time restrictions, hoteliers in Goa submitted a representation to the Director, Department of Tourism seeking relief from the ECI on the same. The representation stressed on the need for a relaxation in timings as the tourism season is currently at its peak and is expecting a further surge for the weekend festivities.
Earlier this week, Mr. Sanjiv Gadkar, Director, Department of Tourism along with delegation of hoteliers met CEO Goa where this issue causing difficulties to the hotel industry (bars/restaurants) were discussed and deliberated upon.
The Department of Tourism has stated that the office of the CEO in Goa heard the issues raised by the Department and has assured to take up the matter with the ECI and is expecting a positive response shortly.