A new excise policy has been implemented by the Delhi government in the national capital. Because of this, all private liquor shops will be closed from October 1 in Delhi. During this time only government liquor shops will be allowed to open. That is, due to this, there is a possibility of a severe shortage of liquor in Delhi for the next 45 days. Not only this, this can lead to long queues at liquor shops and out of stock liquor.
According to the new policy of the Delhi government, private liquor shops in the capital will remain closed for one and a half months from October 1, which is about 40 per cent of the total liquor shops. Under the new excise policy of the Delhi government, all 850 liquor shops, including 266 private liquor shops, have been given to private companies through open tender. At the same time, the new licensees will start retailing liquor in the city from November 17. Although government liquor shops will remain open for the retail sale of liquor during this period, these government shops will also be closed on November 16.
The Delhi government has taken a decision to close the private shops from October 1, but no preparation has been made about how the liquor needs of Delhi will be met. In such a situation, it is believed that the liquor mafia can take full advantage of this opportunity.