‘Booze on wheels’
Thiruvananthapuram: A message in a Whatsap Group suggesting that the liquor crisis can be resolved if only the state government has the gumption to pull out near-dysfunctional buses form KSRTC depots and stuff them with bottles of liquor to be sold at safe venues, conforming to the apex court’s distance limits and provisions of the Abkari law. The message says KSRTC has a dud fleet, now confined to depots. They could be reconditioned and restored to running condition. A bus driver and a salesman would do for crew to dispense the liquor after the bus pulls up at designated places, away from national highways, State highways, educational institutions and places of worship.