Delhi airport domestic terminal liquor stores to open soon

The sale of alcohol at domestic terminals at Delhi airport is expected to resume soon, news agency PTI reported on Tuesday. The sale had been halted on August 31 after the Delhi government reverted to the old excise policy.

In November last year, the Delhi government of Arvind Kejriwal introduced a new policy under which state-run shops were closed and licenses granted to private players.

However, following corruption allegations and a subsequent investigation, Kejriwal’s government withdrew the new policy and announced the opening of state-run outlets.

Now the airport authorities have offered the stores to the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC) to open liquor sales, the report quoted a senior government official as saying.

The official said the government has been offered three to four stores to open sales at the domestic terminals of Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGI). A few of those stores are suitable for large, high-end sales with a floor area of ​​more than 1,000 square feet, he said.

Previously, there were six private liquor stores in the airport’s domestic terminals. Under the new policy, ten liquor outlets were to be opened in airport terminals.

The DTTDC, which is engaged in liquor retailing in the city, had attempted to lease the stores leased by private actors to handle sales which were closed after August 31. However, he got no response.

Under the old excise policy, the four Delhi government companies – DTTDC, DSIIDC, DSCSC and DCCWS – received licenses from the Excise Department.

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