`IMFL bars should operate in protected areas'

MADURAI, JULY 24. District managers of Indian Made Foreign Liquor bars in the southern districts have been directed to ensure that the outlets functioned in protected places for the convenience of customers.

According to the Senior Regional Manager of the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation, C. N. Maheswaran, the district managers had been warned of stringent action if the outlets had been found functioning in improper buildings.

He said if any bars had been functioning either without permit or in unprotected areas, members of the public could inform district officials concerned.

The Madurai region comprises Madurai, Dindigul, Theni, Virudhunagar, Tuticorin, Tirunelveli, Sivaganga, Ramanathapuram and Kanyakuamri districts.

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