Bhubaneswar:26/5/20: As home delivery of liquor began in Odisha to avoid overcrowding outside liquor shops, 8,420 orders were delivered in the state on Monday, the first day of service.
As per reports, Cuttack, Khurda & Sundergarh registered highest sale.
The Excise Commissioner of Odisha stated that Swiggy & Zomato are in process of tying up with retailers and are expected to start their operation from today.
The Excise Department said that two food aggregators, Zomato and Swiggy, had applied for permission to participate in the home delivery. Permission was granted to Zomato to operate in the Municipal Corporations of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Berhampur as well as Puri Municipality and to Swiggy in the Municipal Corporations of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur and Rourkela.
Meanwhile, the Odisha government’s plan for home delivery of liquor failed to take off with tipplers queueing up before shops to buy alcohol on Monday after a gap of two months.