Pune to start e-tokens for buying liquor, system could be replicated in Mumbai
Under the new system, a person can get a token by registering on the state excise departments portal and then go to the shop to buy liquor
If the e-token system is successful in Pune, it might be replicated in other parts of Maharashtra as well
MUMBAI : The Maharashtra excise department has decided to start an online token system on a pilot basis for sale of liquor in Pune city to avoid crowding at shops. The move comes after tipplers gathered in large numbers outside liquor shops at several places in the state last week, defying the physical distancing norms to contain the spread of coronavirus.