After Chhattisgarh, home delivery of liquor has now been approved in Delhi. According to news agency ANI, the Delhi government has allowed home delivery of both domestic and foreign liquor. There will be home delivery of liquor in Delhi through mobile app and website. Explain that under the Excise (Amendment) Rules, 2021, L-13 license holders will be allowed to deliver liquor to people’s homes. In addition, the notification states
Alcohol Home Delivery
That the license holders will be able to deliver liquor at homes only through mobile app or online web portal. At the same time, no home delivery of liquor will be done in hostels, offices and institutions. According to the notification issued by the Delhi government, home delivery of foreign liquor along with Indian liquor will be allowed in Delhi on ordering through mobile app or online web portal.
Although earlier home delivery of liquor was allowed in Delhi, but when the order was received via email or fax, the license holder could deliver the liquor. Let us tell you that last year, the Supreme Court had suggested states to consider home delivery of liquor, as social distancing was flouted due to heavy crowds outside liquor shops during the time of Corona epidemic.
However, home delivery of liquor in Delhi is allowed only to L-13 license holders. It is clear from this that liquor shops across the city have not been authorized to make home delivery of liquor immediately. There was a demand to open liquor shops. Actually, drunkards from Delhi had been demanding to open liquor shops for a long time.
It was expected that from May 31, the Delhi government would allow the opening of liquor shops by relaxing the conditions of the lockdown. Last week, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), chaired by the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal, had proposed to open liquor shops in order to relax the conditions of the lockdown.
But the Lieutenant Governor had feared that opening of liquor shops would gather huge crowds outside the shops and social distancing would not follow. Due to this, it was not decided to open liquor shops.