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Liquor shops in Delhi to operate from 9 am to 6.30 pm – News 24

New Delhi: All authorities and personal liquor shops, which had been allowed to operate up to now in Delhi, shall be allowed to open all days per week, besides dry days, between 9 a.m. and eight p.m., the Excise Department stated on Monday.

An Excise Department official stated that an order has been issued which says all of the shops having L-6 and L-eight licenses are allowed to perform all day between 9 a.m. and eight p.m.

While L-6 is for the federal government-run retail vends of Indian liquor, L-eight is for the retail vends of nation liquor.

For the non-public shops, the order, a replica of which is with IANS, stated solely these which had been allowed to operate on an odd-even foundation after May 19 shall be allowed all day and the timing has been modified from 9.30 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. to between 9 a.m. and eight p.m. now.

Total 76 non-public liquor shops had been allowed after May 19, the official added.

There are about 850 liquor shops in Delhi. However, shut to 150 shops, which had been in malls throughout the town, will proceed to stay shut, the official stated.

While the foundations for timing have been modified, the opposite directives stay the identical, the official added.

“They will deposit 70 per cent Special Corona Fee on total sales daily, which will be deducted from their ledger account linked with their Vend-ID in ESCIMS. They should, therefore, maintain the requisite balance in their ledger account,” the official instructed IANS.

“In case of any un-scanned sale, the MSR Gap generated shall be treated as the stock sold and 70 per cent Special Corona Fee shall be levied and payable on the same,” it added.

The Excise Department requested the store homeowners to strictly adjust to the National Directives for Covid-19 Management and to take all doable measures together with deployment of enough variety of guards, correct barricading, marking to guarantee social distancing, and so on. in coordination with Delhi Police and native administration.

It additionally stated in case the shops allowed to operate comes beneath the containment zone in future, the identical shall be closed instantly.

From May 4, the standalone liquor shops had been allowed in the town, whereas from May 19, even these in the market locations had been allowed on alternate days. On May 5, the federal government imposed the ‘Special Corona Fee’, which was 70 per cent of the MRP. Till May 25, the federal government has earned Rs 127 crore because the particular corona price.

The Delhi authorities on Monday allowed all of the shops to operate even in markets with none odd-even system.

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