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‘Liquor norms prohibiting tourists from visiting Bihar’

The ban on liquor has affected tourism in Bihar, said an official from the Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC), adding that the norms must be relaxed, reports Sujit Kumar Jha for India Today.

For the unversed, liquor has been banned in Bihar since April 2016 with severe punishment, up to a 10 year-jail term.

Speaking about its effect on tourism, Zafar Azam, Group General Manager of East Zone IRCTC said that due to the prohibition of liquor in Bihar, tourism is not increasing and foreign tourists are not coming to India.

The Bihar government may claim that the liquor ban has not affected tourism, but he said that tourists do not want to come to India due to prohibition.

 

Azam said the state government must relax the liquor ban for international tourists to boost tourism.

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