Be Careful Guys! Rs 10,000 fine for drinking alcohol in Goa!
Goa is a place where anyone can drink publicly at any places, especially in beaches, but now, everything has changed and strict rules are going to be implemented.
The Goa Assembly passed amendments to the Goa Tourist Place (Protection and Maintenance) Act, 2001, prohibiting drinking alcohol and cooking in public places.
Not only drinking and cooking, but the breaking of a glass bottle in public also makes you pay Rs 2000 fine. If these offences are committed by a group, the fine will be increased by Rs 10,000.
Tourism Minister Manohar Ajgaonkar said that the aim is to protect and preserve tourism potential of tourist places in Goa and to keep such places clean and free from nuisance.
This decision was taken after tourism industry stakeholders blaming the Tourism Ministry for the reduced quality of visiting places in Goa.