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Home delivery of liquor allowed in Mumbai, except in containment zones

Home delivery of liquor allowed in Mumbai, except in containment zones

Home delivery of liquor allowed in Mumbai, except in containment zones
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By CNBC-TV18 May 22, 2020 6:52:50 PM IST (Updated)

Maharashtra government on Friday permitted home delivery of liquor in Mumbai.

Maharashtra government on Friday permitted home delivery of liquor in Mumbai. Counter sale of liquor is not permitted.

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As per rules, shopkeepers will deliver only if the customer has an alcohol permit. There will be no delivery of liquor in containment zones.
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"The government of Maharashtra has allowed the liquor shops to effect sale to permit-holders through delivery of liquor at the permit-holder's residential address, subject to the conditions specified," the order said.
For home delivery, the ecommerce platforms can be used by the liquor shops if permitted to do. "This order shall be operational from midnight of 22.05.2002 at 00.00 hours," the notification said.
The home delivery of liquor has been started in Maharashtra from May 15, but local authorities in Mumbai city and Mumbai suburban have kept the liquor shops shut citing possible violation of physical distancing norm.
Of the 36 districts in Maharashtra, liquor shops are opened in non-containment zones of 27 districts. There are 10,791 liquor shops in the state, of which only 4,713 are operational at present.
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