The Delhi government on Tuesday allowed home delivery of Indian and foreign brands of liquor in Delhi. Now customers can place their order through a mobile application or online web portal, informed ANI.
The move comes a week after changes to the Delhi Excise Policy, 2021, had received the approval of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
Not every liquor retailer will be allowed to carry out home delivery of alcohol under the new rules. Only L-13 license holder will be allowed to home deliver liquor.
This is not a new license category that has been created. L-13 permits existed in the previous excise rules as well, but hardly any such license was issued till now because of complexities in the clause which stated that liquor can be delivered to residences only through fax or emails.
Additionally, the new excise rules state that the delivery will not be made to any hostel, office, and institution. The order will only be completed by the liquor licensee at a residential address if the order is received through a mobile app or online web portal.www.Booznow.com also plans to enter the home delivery of liquor in Delhi, through its website and app.
The Delhi government is yet to issue an official statement on the order.