KOCHI: The excise department, with the support of the Regional Transport Authorities, will take action against private bus employees found drunk while on duty.Deputy Excise Commissioner K. Karunakaran said this at a meeting of the district level people’s committee to check the spread and sale of illicit liquor. Additional District Magistrate K.N. Raji presided.
The meeting decided to intensify checks at roadside kiosks near schools to detect the sale of tobacco products. Such products will be seized and licences of shops concerned will be cancelled. Awareness classes against usage of tobacco products will be held centred around schools. Police personnel and representatives of people’s representatives attended the meeting.