What would have been done earlier to avoid long queues outside liquor shop has been done now. This state has taken a smart decision to utilize the fleet delivery capacity of food (groceries as well these days) apps. Yes, Zomato and Swiggy would deliver liquor just like foods and groceries.
Jharkhand government has made the move. The government has tied up with popular apps to deliver liquor in big cities. Residents of cities like Ranchi, Jamshedpur, and Bokaro in Jharkhand would get this service. Apart from the home delivery facility of e-token is already available in the state.
“We have adopted hybrid system for making liquor available in some of the big cities like Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Deoghr, Dhanbad, Ramgarh, Giridih and Palamu by opening the retail liquor shops where people can go and purchase liquor taking care of the social distancing“, said Vinay Kumar Chaoubey Excise and Prohibition.
“Secondly, people can get home delivery of liquor at their doorsteps through the two food aggregators – Zomato and Swiggy by downloading the app on their mobile phones“, he added. The idea is to avoid mass gatherings and making people remain outside the home unnecessarily. Thus, preference over those standing in the queue is given to those who show the .e-token.