Delhi Excise dept gears up for opening liquor vends, 300 licenses issued so far

Updated: Aug 18 2022 8:10PM

New Delhi, Aug 18 (PTI) The Excise department of Delhi government has so far issued 300 retail liquor licenses and started registration of various alcohol brands, as the four government corporations are scheduled to run 500 vends across the city from September 1, officials said on Thursday.

The department has also issued wholesale licenses (L-1) to more than 40 applicants and registered nearly 125 liquor brands, said a senior Excise department official.

"We are working overtime to ensure a smooth switch over to old excise regime as decided by the government and enable opening of 500 liquor vends by the four corporations from next month. Over 300 retail licenses have been issued so far and the remaining will be issued in the next few days," the official said.