Consumption of liquor, cooking in public places across Goa will now land you in trouble!
Panaji: Governor Mridula Sinha recently gave her assent to the Goa Tourist Places (Protection and Maintenance) (Amendment) Act, 2019. The act was proposed and passed by the state assembly to impose a stringent ban on drinking, littering and defacement of public property at tourist spots across the state.
As per the Act, anyone found violating these laws can be fined between Rs 2,000 and Rs 10,000. Not only the consumption of liquor but the act will also impose a ban on cooking food in the open, littering waste material including empty bottles and breaking glass bottles. The exact details of the Act will be notified by the state government in the official gazette.
Joint secretary (law), Dnyaneshwar Raut Dessai told Times of India that the Act which was passed by the legislative assembly of Goa on January 31 is “hereby published for the general information of the public”. Officers will be deputed and tasked with imposing these restrictions in public places across Goa. The bill also said that any person who refuses to pay the fine will be liable to punishment.