Till November 16 , no private retailing of liquor in Delhi from today.

Delhi government’s excise their new policy, only government-run liquor vends will operate during this period.

private liquor shops in Delhi will shut down their shutters for today to the next month-and-a-half as mandated by the new excise policy of the Delhi government. From today to till November 16, only government-run liquor vends will be allowed to function and, a day later, the Capital will complete its transition to the new excise policy, under which only those stores that have new licenses will be allowed to sell alcohol in the city.

According to the source, There are 849 such stores in the national capital, of which 276 are run privately, while the Delhi government operates the rest through its agencies. On the seventeenth of next month, the government will fully withdraw from the alcohol business in an attempt to bring in more transparency, revenue and service quality.

According to the new policy if Delhi government , all 849 vends have been allotted to private firms through open tenders.

According to the source,There are 26 municipal wards in Delhi where no liquor shops will open after September 30 as these were catered to only by private shops. Additionally, there are 80 wards in delhi that do not have a liquor vend. So Under the excise policy, the Delhi government divided the city into 32 zones, and bid the liquor vends there for an equitable distribution of retail liquor business in the city. Each zones comprises 8-10 wards in delhi , and will have around 27 vends total.

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