Private liquor shops will be closed in Delhi from today, October 1 as per the Delhi government’s new excise policy, and the process of closure of shops has started.
Around 260 privately-owned liquor shops will be winding up their business on Friday. Only state government-run liquor outlets will continue retail sales till November 16. A
As per the new excise policy of the Delhi government, liquor will be sold in Delhi from November 17. But private liquor shops will be shut down on the aforementioned date.
The Delhi government has also started the process of bidding for new shops. Giving information related to this on 15 September, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had a press conference.
In this, Sisodia had said that “After the implementation of the new excise policy, the experience of liquor selling will change. The Delhi government had a revenue collection of about Rs 6400 crores through excise during 2019-20. After the introduction of the new excise policy, it is estimated to increase about Rs 3,500 crores, now the Delhi government hopes that through the new excise policy, annual revenue of about Rs 10,000 crores will be available.”
(With ANI Inputs)