New Delhi, April 5: In an adhoc response to Supreme Court’s order to ban Liquor shops and hotels within 500 metres of any national and state highway, Gurgugram’s popular CyberHub has changed its entry point.
In a makeshift attempt, the earlier entrance to Cyber Hub near Rapid Metro station is shifted to the Belvedere Towers side, which is 2 kilometres from the highway.
The supreme court ruling had affected operation of several big pubs and bars located in Cyber Hub, besides the Leela, Trident, Oberoi and Westin.
The Ambience Mall is also changing its entrance point.
After Supreme Court’s March 31 order, the owners of hotels and restaurants approached the Excise Department to find a solution to the problem. Out of the 289 bars and pubs in Gurgaon 115 were found to be affected by the falling within the limit set by court.
The excise department after the meeting carried out the process of measuring the motorable distance from the highway.
‘Motorable distance’ was defined as the total distance traveled to the location as against making the measurement in a straight line from the highway.