Delhi Liquor Shops Shut As Government Vendors Take Over Alcohol Sale

by Vaishalee Kalvankar 446

You will not be able to see any more private liquor shops in the nation’s capital, Delhi. Due to the change from the Excise Policy 2021–2022 to the previous administration, 300 government vendors will replace the private liquor stores. Currently operating in the city are close to 250 privately owned liquor vends that were granted licences under the now-retracted Excise Policy 2021–22. The replacement came into effect from Thursday, August 31. 


Government Vendors Take Over Delhi Liquor Shops

The Excise Policy 2021–22 was unable to bring in the anticipated revenues, and its implementation was being examined for potential rule violations and procedural lapses, therefore the Delhi government made the decision to revert to the previous excise regime and operate liquor stores through its agencies. Due to the opening of more stores, according to Excise officials, the supply of alcohol will increase starting in the first week of September. Nearly 250 private liquor shops will be replaced by 300 government liquor shops. Since 500 businesses are anticipated to open by four Delhi government undertakings, there will be additional shops and the number will increase in the days to come. 

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A new Mobile App For Delhi Liquor Shops

m Abkaridelhi, a smartphone app created by the Excise department, will start operating in September and give customers information about the locations and hours of liquor outlets in their area. According to the sources, the Delhi government undertakings have been assigned a goal of opening 700 liquor stores in the city by the end of this year. Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC),Department of Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation (DSCSC) and Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store Ltd (DCCWS) are the four undertakings. 

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