Goa To Impose Fine Of Rs 10,000 For Drinking On Beaches

State Tourism Director Menino D'Souza told news agency PTI that boards cautioning people against drinking on beaches have been installed.

Goa To Impose Fine Of Rs 10,000 For Drinking On Beaches

Individuals will be fined Rs 2,000, groups Rs 10,000, an official said (Representational)

Panaji:

The Goa Tourism department has decided to impose a fine of Rs 10,000 for drinking on beaches after several areas were found littered with bottles after the new year celebrations, an official said on Friday.

State Tourism Director Menino D'Souza told news agency PTI that boards cautioning people against drinking on beaches have been installed.

The state government, in January 2019, amended the Tourist Trade Act imposing fine of Rs 2,000 for individuals and Rs 10,000 for groups drinking on beaches, he said.

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"The tourism department will enforce the amended Act through police. Once we have our Tourist Police Force, we will be able to do it on our own," he added.

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