Sale of Liquor in Delhi: After the implementation of the old excise policy in Delhi, now the way has been cleared to get liquor only at government shops.
On Saturday, as soon as Delhi's Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced the withdrawal of the old liquor policy, the apprehensions of the liquor vendors have intensified.
To clear the old stock, liquor vendors started giving huge discounts. Long queues of people were seen outside liquor shops over the period of demonetisation.
In fact, the Delhi government has been on the backfoot since the recommendation of a CBI inquiry into the allegations of alleged corruption in the new excise policy.
Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia had announced on Saturday that the old excise policy would be implemented in the national capital from Monday by abolishing the new excise policy, although now the new policy will continue till August i.e. the discount offer will continue.
It is preparing to allow private shops to open for one more month. This decision of the government is because it may take a month for the government liquor shops to open.
On Saturday, as soon as people got the news of the end of the new policy, people started running towards the liquor shops. Long queues at liquor shops in South Delhi's Deoli Road led to a traffic jam on Deoli Main Road for several hours, leaving people stuck in traffic for an hour.
Let us tell you that after the new policy in Delhi, liquor was being sold at 260 private shops, but after the cancellation of the new policy, the crisis has increased at these shops, after which huge discounts are being given to clear the stock here.