Liquor Shops Will Grow in Delhi By the End of the Year


Delhi is set to return to the old excise policy from September 1, the national capital will have 500 liquor shops from next month. This number can be increased to 700 by the end of the year.

According to a source, four corporations of the Delhi government, namely Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC), Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC), Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited (DSCSC) and Delhi Consumer Cooperative Wholesale Stores (DSTs) DCCWS) will be given the responsibility of opening stores across the city.

However, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had also said during a press conference last week that the city would maintain the balance by opening around 500 centers. The AAP government is also planning to open premium outlets to sell expensive brands belonging to these four corporations.

The source said, “DTTDC will open in Zones 1-9, DSIIDC in Zones 10-18, DCCWS in 19-24 and DSCSC in Airport Zones 25-30. He also said that the Delhi Cantonment and New Delhi Municipal Council areas will be opened. Management will be done by DSIIDC.”

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However, the source said that the shopkeepers are demanding permission to open shops during the old excise regime till September 2021, but the government is in no mood to involve private players in the retail liquor business.

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