On Tuesday, as a new excise regime, the Delhi government will close the retail liquor business. This new excise will start in the city from today. To enhance the user experience swanky liquor outlets having walk-ins and some having tasting facilities. For approx 600 liquor shops run by the government, Tuesday was the last day of business.
According to the new excise policy, the business of liquor will completely be handed over to private companies. The capital will have 850 swanky liquor shops where customers will be allowed to walk in and choose the brand of their liquor, this is given under the new regime.
From today onwards, the new license owners will start the sale of liquor in the national capital. Indian or foreign liquor will be allowed to be served in the area like balcony or terrace apart from the public view. Playing music and bands at the premises is also allowed.
On the first day, there can be chaos in the city as 250-300 operators are going to operate from today. Excise Department officials said that new liquor vends will remain open from 10 am to 10 pm. Delhi, previously had 260 privately owned liquor shops and 600 liquor shops run by the government.