As the proverb goes where there is a will, there is a way, Gurgaon’s DLF Cyber Hub came up with a unique idea to circumvent the Supreme Court order that forbids the sale of alcohol within 500 metres of national or state highways. DLF Cyber Hub started serving alcohol from May 4 evening after it increased its distance from highway by 1.82 kilometres. Earlier, entry which was through a makeshift shortcut, measured the facility to 300 metres from the highway.
The entrance to Cyber Hub, which was within 500 metres of National Highway 8 connecting Gurgaon and New Delhi, has been shifted to the Belvedere Towers side, which is nearly 2 km from the highway. This entrance was part of the larger plan by property holders but it was sparsely used, reports say.
Those who want to visit the cyber hub will have to take a left from DLF Phase-II metro station for a U-turn and pass through an underpass for the new entry point. With this latest move, the bar owners have heaved a sigh of relief. After the Supreme Court order came into effect, the business were at an all time low with the stores registering a 60-70 per cent dip in footfall.