The Pune Excise Department has sealed and suspended the licenses of over 100 pubs and bars across the city, including nearly all rooftop bars. This decisive action also saw the permanent cancellation of licenses for six rooftop bars in Viman Nagar. These measures follow a directive from District Collector Dr. Suhas Diwase.

Among the affected establishments are prominent names such as The Tipsy Horse, The Mafia Sky Lounge, Rude Lounge, and Escada All Day Kitchen & Bar. The decision to revoke the licenses of these six bars came after two hearings conducted by the Pune District Collector.

This stringent crackdown is a direct response to the tragic Porsche car accident in Kalyani Nagar last Sunday, which claimed the lives of two IT professionals. Investigations revealed that the underage driver involved in the accident had been served alcohol at two pubs, Cosie and Blak Club, before driving at speeds exceeding 160 kilometers per hour.

The incident has prompted a city-wide reassessment of compliance with alcohol service regulations, particularly regarding the serving of alcohol to minors. The Pune Excise Department’s actions aim to address these violations and prevent future incidents, ensuring stricter adherence to legal standards in the hospitality sector.

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