Liquor to be served in the licensed restaurants of Delhi after 5 months

Liquor will be served across hotels and restaurants in Delhi soon. Only licensed restaurants will be given authority to open otherwise shut.

Looking at the revenue situation, Delhi government in a cash crisis has asked the Excise Department to issue necessary permission for service of liquor in restaurants and clubs only to licensed ones, as per told.

Last year, the Delhi government had earned around Rs 7,000 crore from excise.

Restaurants in Delhi had permission to open from June 8. Some safety measures includes use of 40 per cent capacity, disposable menus and paper napkins. Hotels were allowed to open since last day.

Delhi deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia on wrote on Excise Commissioner to permit liquor serving to only licensed restaurants, clubs and in the hotel rooms.

Delhi government has taken the decision to allow serving of alcohol in accordance with the guidelines of the Union Home Ministry as per decision taken.

Delhi government has said the numbers of fresh coronavirus infections have been dropping in the national capital increased since few weeks.

As per latest survey showed that nearly one third of Delhi’s population has been exposed to COVID-19 and developed antibodies.

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