2 planes grounded for violating Delhi liquor laws

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on April 29, 2014 Published on April 29, 2014

An unsealed liquor bottle found onboard a Bajaj Auto Ltd aircraft and a bar on a Sobha Puravankara Aviation Pvt Ltd airplane has led to the Directorate General of Civil Aviation grounding both aircraft in Delhi.

According to the Delhi Liquor Rules, 1976, travellers to Delhi from outside the state should not possess more than one unsealed liquor bottle of 750 ml. The operators had also violated the Aeronautical Information Circulars of 1994, which ban domestic air transport service providers from serving any alcoholic drinks onboard, official sources said. Bajaj Auto Ltd’s aircraft had flown in from Pune when it was grounded, while the Sobha Purvankara aircraft was coming in from Bangalore.

The violations were discovered during a routine inspection by a DGCA team.

Published on April 29, 2014
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