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Lockdown: Delhi govt unlikely to allow opening of private liquor shops in city – News 24

New Delhi: The Delhi authorities is unlikely to allow opening of round 400 private liquor shops in the nationwide capital.

As they can not function in accordance with the lockdown leisure pointers by the house ministry, sources stated on Sunday.

Although 200 state-run liquor shops situated exterior COVID-19 containment zones have been permitted to open, retailers owned privately are but to open in the city.

Earlier this month, the federal government had ordered officers to establish L-7 license liquor shops, run by private people, and fulfil circumstances laid down by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Sources stated that officers performed subject inspection of such shops in the city and have submitted a report.

“No private liquor shops will be allowed to open in Delhi as they do not fulfil the conditions,” sources informed PTI.

There are round 400 private liquor shops in the nationwide capital whereas one other 400 are authorities-run retailers. The Delhi authorities earns Rs 5,000 crore yearly from liquor gross sales.

Recently, the federal government launched an e-token system underneath which prospects are given particular time for buying alcohol in order that there isn’t any violation of social distancing norms by individuals queuing up exterior state-run liquor shops.

The e-token is shipped on cell phones of registered individuals. The new system was launched on Thursday in the wake of lengthy queues exterior liquor vends and folks not following social distancing norms there.

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