Lower drinking age to 21 years in Delhi, Kejriwal urged


Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has been urged to bring down the legal age for drinking in the capital to 21 years. Community Against Drunken Driving also requested him on Monday to form a regulatory authority or an agency to tackle drunk driving in Delhi.


CADD founder Prince Singhal presented to Kejriwal a document containing recommendations to lower the legal age for drinking from 25 to 21 years and on how to tackle the menace of driving after drinking.

According to the document, annually over 1,500 people are killed on the roads of the national capital.

Besides a structured commission or regulatory body to be headed by the chief minister, the NGO has suggested a separate committee to reduce dependence on the police department to enforce the Delhi excise law.

(Also Read: Delhi government may consider lowering drinking age limit: Kapil Mishra)

Singhal said he would meet the chief ministers of Haryana and Punjab for lowering the legal drinking age to 21 and the chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Goa and the Lt.Governor of Puducherry to raise the drinking age to 21 years from 18 years.

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