‘Dry Day’ on May 23

Port Blair, May 16: In terms of the provisions contained under Section 135C of the Representation of the people Act 1951 and read with Rule 86 of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands Excise Regulation 2012, the Lt Governor, Union Territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands has ordered that ‘Dry Day’ will be observed on the date of counting of votes, i.e. May 23, 2019.

No liquor shops, hotels, restaurants, clubs and establishments selling/ serving liquor shall be permitted to sell/ serve liquor to anyone whosoever on the aforesaid day. This order is also applicable to IMFL vending licensees i.e., ANIIDCO, CSD (Unit Run Canteens), all Defence Canteens, Police Mess and all private bar licenses. 

This will be applicable in the entire UT of Andaman and Nicobar Islands.