Telangana government is planning to take a new decision and it will surely give joy to part lovers. Bars and liquor shops are all set to be kept open for longer hours in Telangana.The new excise policy of Telangana government, which will come into force very soon is set to extend working hours for bars and liquor shops by one more hour in the night. At present, liquor shops are allowed to open till 11 pm and bars 12 midnight. But there is condition for bars to serve liquor only till 11 pm and serve only food from 11 pm to 12 midnight. Now as per new rule liquor can be served till 12 pm and food can be served even after 1 am.
A draft copy of excise policy has been submitted to Chief Minister. However, no decision was taken on extending working hours as the election code was on in state. It was decided to meet again and discuss before taking a final decision on this issue. The government has reportedly taken this decision on a request from the Telangana State Hotels, Restaurants, Eateries Association.
Earlier liquor shops used to be open till 11 pm. But then congress government had reduced the timings by two hours by fixing 11 am to 10 pm. Some people are expressing anger over the decision of increasing timings. But some others reminding about the situation in other cities like Mumbai, Chennai and Bangalore. In Mumbai bars wil open till midnight 1:30 and in Chennai the deadline for closing bars and restaurants 12 Am.