andhra pradesh chief minister YS jagan mohan reddy started implementing a liquor ban in the state at different phases. As part of that, the ap Prohibition and Excise Department released notification on friday, november 29, over setting up new bars under the new excise policy, which will be effective from january 1, 2020, for two years.
As per the notification, the state government has reduced the number of bars by 40 percent, as a first step towards banning the liquor. However, the government did not keep its promise of prohibiting liquor in tirupati as Eight bars were allocated to the temple Town. Recently, TTD Board also moved a resolution to prohibit liquor in Tirupati.
The highest number bars which will come up under vijayawada Municipal Corporation limits are 71 and under the Greater visakha Municipal Corporation limits have 66 bars. The guntur Municipal Corporation limits can have 49 bars. Interestingly, the government did not allow a single bar to Amaravati. The last date for the applications through online will be 3 pm on december 6, 2019. After the deadline, the district collector will allot the bars after taking a draw at 2 pm on december 7 and the complete allotment process will be completed by 7 pm.