Tamil Nadu

500 liquor shops in TN will be closed from today

The Tamil Nadu government on Saturday announced that 500 Tasmac shops will be closed from Sunday across the State.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa in the run up to the elections had promised phased prohibition and after assuming power announced that initially 500 liquor shops would be closed and a government order was issued.

Following the order, the Tasmac managing director has identified the shops to be closed based on the recommendations of the district collectors and Tasmac senior regional managers and district managers.

The maximum number of shops to be closed will be in Sivaganga district (43), followed by Ramnad (36), Tiruvallur (36), The Nilgiris (31), Tuticorin (30). In Salem district, not even a single liquor shop has been closed for now.

District-wise

Chennai – 7

Kancheepuram – 16

Tiruvallur – 35

Chennai Region – 58



Coimbatore – 5

Tirupur – 8

Erode – 16

The Nilgiris – 31

Coimbatore Region – 60



Madurai – 37

Dindigul – 10

Ramnad – 36

Virudhunagar – 27

Sivaganga – 43

Tirunelveli – 9

Tuticorin – 30

Kanniyakumari – 6

Theni – 3

Madurai Region – 201



Tiruchi – 14

Nagapattinam – 16

Thanjavur – 16

Pudukottai – 14

Cuddalore – 15

Karur – 14

Tiruvarur – 8

Villupuram – 29

Perambalur – 7

Tiruchi Region – 133



Salem – 0

Dharmapuri – 1

Krishnagiri – 6

Namakkal – 11

Vellore – 8

Tiruvannamalai – 18

Arakkonam – 4

Salem Region 48


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