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33 pubs, bars in Cyber Hub to get licenses

After months of uncertainty, the Haryana excise department has allowed the 33 bars and restaurant to serve liquor on its premises by renewing the liquor licences.

The committee that was entrusted with the responsibility to measure the distance of these pubs and bars from the highways gave the clearance on Thursday afternoon.

"After following the due procedures, we have observed that that all the 33 pubs and bars in Cyber Hub are in clear zone and can start operation after the liquor license renewal," said Hardeep Singh, the Deputy Commissioner of Gurugram.

Earlier, the Apex Court had passed an order stating the ban on serving liquor in pubs at a distance of 500 metres from the state and national highways.

With daily sales of around a crore, most of the owners at the Cyber hub had complained of massive job losses.

After the Apex Court order, most of these units in Cyber hub changed the pattern and increased the motorable distance of their entry points. Out of 115 bars that faced the uncertainty of its future operations, 69 pubs and bars has been received the clearance by the Haryana License department.

Earlier, the department had also given clearance for the functioning of pubs and bars at Sector 29 area and Ambience Mall.

However, with more money riding in pubs at the Cyber hub, a longer delay by the excise department to scan all the documents resulted in more anxiety among the owners. "It's a big relief that the district administration has provided clearance to the pubs and bars at Cyber hub. We can now expect to have a good time in Gurugram itself then go to Delhi. Ultimately it is also important that the citizen should also be responsible for his safety," said a resident, Amardeep Singh.

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