India bans alcohol sale near motorways

The sale of alcohol is a multibillion-dollar business in India, supporting millions of jobs across the country.

    The sale of alcohol is a multibillion-dollar business in India, supporting millions of jobs across the country.

    Late last year, India's Supreme Court banned the sale of alcohol within 500 metres of motorways in an effort to cut the number of deaths related to drink-driving.

    Since the ban came into effect in April, alcohol sellers in the town of Kochi, in the southern state of Kerala, have been scrambling to recoup losses.

    Al Jazeera's Andrew Chappelle explains.


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