Delhi To Face Liquor Shortage From August 1 And Here’s Why

by Sanmita A
Delhi To Face Liquor Shortage From August 1 And Here’s Why

Delhiites might face inconvenience as private liquor stores in the capital will be shut down from Monday (August 1) onwards. The Delhi Government announced that only the government-run liquor stores will run in the city until a new excise policy is introduced. The government will also ensure that there is no chaos in the capital during this time. This means, that private stores up to the number of 468 will be shut down and stopped from Monday

Delhi To Have Liquor Shortage

In the new excise policy, private liquor stores could operate as well in the city. However, now that the old excise policy has come into effect, out of the total 864 liquor stores in the city, 468 will be shut. And this move will surely create a liquor shortage in the capital city. Entities like Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store, and Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation ran 475 liquor stores. And private stores numbered 389.

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Delhi Government Alleges Threat By BJP

The Delhi Government and the Centre have been in a row regarding sales and the new excise policy. There have been probes ordered and a lot has been alleged. The Delhi Government told in a press conference, that the new excise policy was basically meant to stop corruption. As per media reports, AAP has also alleged that the BJP is threatening the liquor shop owners with CBI and ED raids. Well, with so much going on, we only hope that a new excise policy is put into place very soon.

Meanwhile, as the public is now aware of the situation, there have been interesting scenes coming up outside the alcohol stores. And, we are sure the Delhi crowd is lining up and trying out all the possibilities of stocking up as much liquor as possible. And for those who don’t know, this old excise policy will be implemented in the state for the next six months.

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