New Delhi: An apex body of the Indian alcoholic beverage industry on Tuesday demanded that the Delhi government allow home delivery of alcohol in the national capital in wake of tipplers breaking the social-distancing norm in several areas. The Confederation of Indian Alcoholic Beverage Companies (CIABC) said that the government can also give permission for token system through which liquor can be sold and it will also be better crowd management.
Undeterred by the threat of coronavirus infection or the ''special corona fee'' of 70 per cent levied on the sale of alcohol, hundreds of tipplers queued up outside liquor vends in Delhi for the second consecutive day on Tuesday. CIABC Director-General Vinod Giri said that booking of liquor through online mode can be an effective measure to reduce crowd outside liquor vends.
"We will approach the Delhi government and request it to consider home delivery option of liquor. Delivery of liquor is also the safest way and it doesn't pose any threat," Giri said. Giri also suggested that the government can also start token system under which a person can book liquor online and generate token number. Later, he can go to the store at the given time and get liquor.