New Delhi, September 30 (IANS): Asking state liquor stores to ensure they have sufficient stocks to meet demand from Oct. 1 to Nov. 16, the Delhi government said on Thursday it had ordered such outlets make payments to suppliers on time so that supply chains are not choked. during this period.
Prior to the implementation of the new excise policy in mid-November, private liquor stores will not operate in 105 of the 272 municipal wards of the nation’s capital between October 1 and November 16.
“Delhi will see a transition phase in the management of liquor. We expect that in a situation where sufficient supply is maintained, there will be no overcrowding or any other incident. We want to reassure the public that ‘There is no need to hoard or rush to stores in this situation, as all government owned stores will continue to operate, “a Delhi government statement said.
During this time, only government liquor stores will operate in the capital. There are a total of 849 liquor stores in Delhi, of which 276 are privately owned, the rest being operated by Delhi government agencies, an official said.
Many liquor store owners have stopped buying new inventory in order to use up their existing inventory by the end of the month, after which their stores will be closed.
According to the Delhi government, new auctions have been launched to resume alcohol sales across the city, meaning those who previously held a liquor sales license but were unable to win the bid this times will no longer be able to stay in the same company.
In an effort to completely change the alcohol shopping experience of Delhi residents, the state government, as part of its new policy, will renovate the liquor stores, commonly referred to as ‘thekas’, which no longer exist. ‘will now have more windows opening onto the road. The stores, which will start operating from November 17, will receive a whole new look that people can walk in and shop.