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Tipplers rejoice as Maharashtra Government allows home delivery of alcohol to avoid crowding

Just last week, to make things convenient for tipplers, the Maharashtra government had opened up the liquor stores from 4 May to 6 May. After this step was undertaken, the government was forced to shut down these shops after they were fiercely overcrowded which led to the flouting of social distancing rules and the police had to lathicharge disobedient customers. But keeping in mind the tax income that liquor sales generate, the Maharashtra government has issued orders of home delivery of liquor in the state.

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Shops selling non-essentials including liquor operational in Bandra, Khar, Juhu & Santacruz

Amidst the corona pandemic, Maharashtra continues to be the worst hit state in India with almost 13,000 cases and on Sunday itself, 678 new patients were reported by the state health officials. But as the third phase of the lockdown began on May 4, the Maharashtra Government has allowed standalone shops selling non-essential items including liquor stores to operate in certain areas in Mumbai including Juhu, Bandra, Khar and Santacruz.

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