GUWAHATI, Dec 30 - Taking a tough stand against the alleged violation of Excise rules, the Kamrup Metro administration has suspended the licences of five bars and restaurants in the city.
In an official statement, the administration said that two separate orders have been issued by the Deputy Commissioner in this regard.
The licences of Kamakazi Bar-cum-Restaurant, Fancy Bazar, Hotel Kuber Bar-cum-Restaurant, Fancy Bazar, Mejban Bar-cum-Restaurant, Ganeshguri, Club MD Bar-cum-Restaurant, Six Mile, and Topaz Bar-cum-Restaurant, Ulubari, have been suspended with �immediate effect and until further orders,� and showcause notices have been issued to them.
The administration said that the suspension of licences follows the recent inspections carried out by a joint team headed by ADC RP Barua and the report submitted by it. It added that �a bare perusal of the report indicates that Rule 293 of the Assam Excise Rules, 1945, was violated in general� by the establishments.
Meanwhile, the administration has imposed a fine of Rs 5,000 and issued showcause notices to Tera Maya Bar-cum-Restaurant and XS Bar-cum-Restaurant, both located at Anil Plaza, GS Road, and Illusion Bar-cum-Restaurant at Fancy Bazar on account of �certain violations.�
The action against the establishments comes days after the district administration set a number of guidelines for bars and restaurants in the city.
In a meeting with owners and representatives of such establishments held on December 23, the administration had directed all the bars and restaurants in the city to strictly adhere to Excise norms and other relevant rules and said that in case of any lapses on the part of such establishments, action, including cancellation of trade licence, would be initiated.