The Supreme Court on Tuesday said that the ban of alcohol vending within 500mts of state and national highway main purpose was to check drivers under influence of alcohol while high speeding of vehicles on highway to avoid mishap. “There are no such issues when the roads are within the city,” said the court. It added that denotifying such roads as highways may have intelligible differentia. So it is assumed that The NH passing through the city may be relieved from the verdict which was passed on December 15, 2016.
The apex court stated such after considering the plea filed by Arrive Safe Society(NGO) of Chandigarh.