No Bar On Bars In Naidu’s Land: AP Provides One Bar For Every 30,000 Citizens
Velagapudi: The Andhra Pradesh Cabinet chaired by Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu had cleared the proposal to issue permission for opening new bars in the urban areas across the State. The State’s cities and towns would get new bars, one each for every 30,000 people. The Cabinet had also cleared the proposal to allow liquor consumption across the counters at the bars, like in the Western countries, where the bartender mixes drinks as desired by the customers. These bars would have music where the customers can shake their legs too and enjoy the drink.
Minister for Excise, K S Jawahar, had mooted the proposal to increase the number of bars for the urban areas and also introduction of the Western style bars claiming that it would attract the tourists and make the bars live. These live bars with the changed and attractive ambiance are expected to draw a huge number of tourists to the State.
The new liquor policy was cleared by the Cabinet, thus giving a new bar for every 30,000 people, while the government’s much-talked about programme of giving ₹ 10,000 monthly income to every household is yet to see the light. The schemes like job for each family too are yet to be a reality on this land of “Best State in the Country” and the Sunrise State of India.
Among other major decisions taken by the Cabinet, the Telugu Desam Party headed by Chandrababu Naidu was given 3.65 acres of land at Atmakuru village of Mangalagiri in the capital region to build the party office, a replication or duplication of the NTR Trust Bhavan of Hyderabad. The TDP would pay ₹ 1,000 per acre per year to the government for this land and it would own it for the next 99 years.
The ruling TDP is the first political party to get the government land in the new capital. The other political parties are yet to have their share from the land that was taken from the farmers in Land Pooling System.
The Cabinet had also granted permission to the AP Road Development Corporation to avail ₹ 3,000 crore loan from the HUDCO to develop and maintain the roads – rural, urban and national highways – in the State. The State government would stand guarantee for the corporation to get the loan from the HUDCO.
All the roads in the rural areas are now brought under this corporation through the AP Rural Roads Maintenance Policy, which was adopted by the Cabinet.