Goa government will ban on drinking in public places with the state Excise Department likely to implement the ban from November.
Satyawan Bhivshet, excise superintendent said that the department is in the process of issuing a notification and drinking in places such as monuments, springs, waterfalls and areas close to religious place is likely to be banned.
The government’s move comes as a part of its efforts to project the state as a “family tourist destination”. Bhivshet said the ban will curb the nuisance by tourists after consuming alcohol at some public places.
On 12th August, the State government had amended the State Excise Act during the monsoon session of the State Legislative Assembly, looking to fine those found drinking in public places and had proposed ‘no alcohol consumption zones’ across the State. Any person found drinking will have to bear a fine from Rs 1000 to Rs 10,000.