Kathmandu, Dec 7: Production, transportation, sale, purchase, storage and consumption of alcohol and meat have been banned in the vicinity of the Pashupatinath Temple in view of the Bala Chaturdashi festival which falls on December 11.     

According to Pashupati Area Development Trust (PADT) member secretary, Raj Kumar Khatri, the decision has been implemented along the areas east from the Gaushala Mitrapark roadway, west from the east border of the Pashupati area, north from the Gaushala Tilganga ring road and the entire area remaining in the southern part from Guheshwori via Mitrapark-Umakund-Gaurighat     

The ban shall remain in effect till December 13. The violation of the order shall be punishable as per the existing laws. (RSS)