Out of total 850 liquor shops in Delhi, state govt has allowed only 150 state-run liquor shops to be opened
The sale of liquor has been capped at 9 litres and 1 beer case for one customer
In a late-night notification on Monday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government imposed a 'Special Corona Fees' of 70% tax on Maximum Retail Price (MRP) of all the liquor brands. The revised prices will be applicable from today across the national capital.
The Finance Department of the Delhi government said, "70 per cent of the maximum retail price (will be levied) on all categories of liquor sold through retail licensees for consumption "off" the premises. The govt's move is aimed at getting more revenue flowing in its already depleting coffers due to the coronavirus lockdown since March 24.