Governments of West Bengal, Punjab, and Chattisgarh, have begun home delivery of liquor, while Delhi has asked excise commissioner for a detailed proposal, according to reports. Zomato is considering expanding to alcohol delivery, having already begun grocery delivery during the lockdown, per the Indian Express. Punjab: The Punjab Excise Act, 1914, and the rules under it do not permit home delivery of liquor but it was allowed in special circumstances given the curfew due to COVID-19, and to avoid overcrowding at liquor stores, reported The Indian Express. Only 2 litres can be home delivered to a single buyer, and the number of stores that can deliver has been capped. Delivery personnel will require a curfew pass, ID proof, and a permission for the vehicle used for delivery from district authorities. Each district will decide its own timings for home delivery.…
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