On Sunday, liquor shops in Delhi will be closed to mark the occasion of Chhath Puja, a festival celebrated by the natives of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar. The decision to declare a dry day was made by Krishna Mohan Uppu, Commissioner of Excise in Delhi, as per the authority given to him.
In recent years, the Delhi excise commissioner has declared several dry days on occasions like religious festivals and great personality anniversaries. This year alone, about 637 liquor stores run by four government agencies remained closed on Holi, Gandhi Jayanti, Dussehra, and Diwali. The next dry day scheduled for Delhi is on Christmas, December 25.
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