Almost 250 private liquor vends, licensed under now-withdrawn Excise Policy 2021-22, are currently running in the capital.
The Excise officials said that the liquor supply will improve from the first week of September due to opening of more shops.
“Currently, there are nearly 250 private shops that will be replaced by over 300 government vends. So there will be more shops and the number will grow further in the coming days as 500 shops are planned to be opened by four Delhi government undertakings”, said a senior Excise department officer.
A mobile app called mAbkaridelhi developed by the Excuse department will be functional from September providing consumers information about location of liquor stores in their neighbourhood along with the shop timings.
Various government vends will be opened in malls and near Metro stations. The Delhi government undertaking – Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC), Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation (DSCSC) and Delhi Consumer’s Cooperative Wholesale Store (DCCWS) – have been given a target to open 700 liquor shops in the capital by end of this year, as per the officials.
(With inputs from PTI)
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