Delhi Govt: On Wednesday the Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Mr. Manish Sisodia announced that the Government would soon launch a number to report public drinking. The Delhi government will launch a WhatsApp number to this effect very soon. After reviewing the ongoing campaign about drinking in public places he made the announcement. Manish said in a series of Tweets that the campaign was successful. More than 1500 people were also caught and fined too on drinking in public places. They have either been arrested or slapped with a fine.
The Deputy Chief Minister of the state of Delhi also said that the Government has also kept a check on the places by Excise Department’s multiple raids. He said, “Compared to earlier, there has been a significant reduction in those consuming alcohol in public. People are now afraid of getting caught, paying Rs 5,000 fine, going to jail and losing their prestige.” The Chief Minister of Delhi also said that he would like to involve the common man in this campaign. This way they can also give their inputs about the consumption of liquor in public places. He Added, “For this purpose, the Delhi government will soon launch a WhatsApp number where one could complain against those consuming alcohol in public.”
Delhi Govt Planning to launch Whatsapp Number to Report Public Drinking:
In the month of October, Manish Sisodia had also made an announcement about the people who consume liquor. They will be arrested from November 7, 2017. In order to enforce the law, they formed 10 Teams of the Excise Department that later got increased to 20. Since then the Delhi government has also been organising the public awareness campaigns on the same issue. If a person drinks in public, it would attract a fine amount of Rs. 5,000. In case a person creates any kind of nuisance in the public areas after drinking they will be fined double the amount.
In this regard and after the awareness campaign that was about the drinking in public places, there would be a WhatsApp number soon. This is so that the public who sees any drinking in public can report public drinking.