Open drinking in Delhi-UP border
Yatendra Kr Dixit | 27 Jul 2009

Now a days Delhi -UP border hub of open liquor drinking. Both police and administration have turned deaf year into the this liquour menace. Here is report from ground zero.

Despite the tall claims of the Delhi Police and UP Police regarding security arrangements at the Delhi – UP border. Open drinking and selling of illegal liquor are on rise at the Delhi -Ghaziabad as well as Delhi-Noida border.


This kind of activities are prevalent in most of the bordering areas connecting Delhi to Loni, Bhopura, Road no 56A, Jhundpura( Near Mayur vihar III) and Noida (New Ashok Nagar) areas of the city.


The plight of bordering areas is pathetic because these illegal vendors can be spotted selling liquor openly on their carts. It is shocking that the police in these areas comes for patrolling but hesitate to take any action against these people.


“Several students cross Delhi UP border on regular basis for their studies what will they feel when they look these activities openly. The concerned police must act to curb the menace of these illegal vendors in the bordering areas”, said Mohan Rao, resident of Shahibabad.


This open market led numerous unlicenced stall selling non-vegetarian snacks have been mushroomed in and around these liquor vendors.


Due to these open drinking eve teasing incidents are on high rise. Police should keep vigil on the shops and ensure that nobody should use road use as a bar they must take stern action against these people. It becomes difficult for daily passers by to cross the bordering areas as these drunken people pass vulgar comments on the women and young girls.


“I had stopped going to this road as the situation becomes worst day by day. Authorities have no concerned about this matter. Our elected leaders comes only in election time ones the election time get over they even don’t bother with our problems. At least government should take some action to stop the menace of this open drinking facilty,” said Karuna Sharma.



Residents of nearby colonies and commuters try to avoid this route to cross the border. These illegal vendors not only flout the excise laws but also a security threat to the nearby areas and passsers by.


Sohan lal, who works near the Noida border says, People can be seen drinking openly in and around this busy road and nearby market. Drunken brawl are regular feature here but nobody comes to chase them away from the area.


These people often fight after drinking liquor sometimes the whole crowed gathered over this small issue, which creates panic among the commuters. Due to these activities sometime long traffic queues observed in the roadside. 


We had joint checking at the border areas on a regular basis to curb the menace of illegal vendors. We have been informing the excise department regularly to nab these vendors. We also provide police force during the excise raids on these vendors said Deputy Commissioner of Police (East) Anand Mohan said.


When we receive complaint regarding this problem we take necessary action and ensure that people follow law and order in the city. Lots of migratory people are coming to daily on the routine basis and they people are not aware of the rules and regulation of the city, added Mohan.