Liquor shops along Indian national highways
Road accidents occur due to the complex interaction of a number of factors which also include intake of alcohol and drugs. The State-wise data shows that number of road accidents caused due to intake of alcohol/drugs have decreased from 24,655 in 2011 to 23,979 in 2012 (the latest available data).
Licensing of liquor shops is covered under Excise Policy of the States. The Ministry does not maintain data on number of liquor shops opened and closed along National Highways.
This was stated by Shri Sarvey Sathyanarayana, the Minister of State in the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways in reply to a question in Lok Sabha today.