8 bars in Bhubaneswar licensed to employ women dancers

18/02/2020 at 10:29 AM

Bhubaneswar, Feb 18: The state government has issued license to eight bars in Bhubaneswar to employ women dancers, excise minister Niranjan Pujari informed Assembly on Monday.

The permission to operate dance bars in the capital city was granted as per the instruction of the Orissa High Court and following guidelines under section 44 of Odisha Excise Rules, 2017, the minister said in a written reply to a question put by BJP MLA Ganesh Ram Singh Khuntia.

As per rules, the dance bars are allowed to open till 12 at night.

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