As we covered a few days back, alcohol delivery in India is going to be a reality. Many states have acted promptly and imbibed the Supreme Court’s suggestions, quickly setting up models to facility alcohol delivery right to your homes.
However, the process of getting alcohol delivered varies depending on where you stay. Different states have different ways to place orders and finding how you can order alcohol at your homes can be a bit confusing.
So to make sure you don’t face too many problems while you’re trying to buy alcohol online here’s our State Wise Alcohol Delivery Guide curated just for you!
Delhi has an online token system for you to purchase your alcohol online. You will have to visit https://www.qtoken.in/liquor/intro to apply for the same.
Remember that only 160 shops are open and there’s a maximum cap of 50 tokens being issued every hour! So go to the website, and you’ll be asked to fill in the details and select the wine shop closest to you.
After you’ve made the selection, an e-token with a time slot will be issued during which you can go to the shop and pick up your wine order. The maximum capacity you’re allowed to order is capped at 9 litres of alcohol per person, or one beer case.
Remember to carry your Government ID and wear a mask before entering the shop.
Alcohol delivery begins in the state from May 15, but it is a bit complicated here.10 districts including Mumbai, Nagpur and Aurangabad will have to wait for the same as delivery hasn’t been allowed in those districts.
Home delivery of alcohol has been allowed by the government as we reported a couple of days back. However, the order will only come into effect after the state’s Home Department finalizes guidelines for the same, which is expected to take a couple of days.
Even then, only those who have a permit for drinking can order home delivery. You can do that by getting yourself registered by logging on to http://www.mahaexcise.com/ .
You’ll have to fill in details like mobile number, name, type of liquor etc. post which you’ll get an e-token for the shop closest to you with a designated time slot.
The mode of payment has to be decided by the buyer and the seller.
If a buyer does not have purchase permit then a one-day permit can be obtained from the shop owner with standard charge.
Remember only people above 21 years of age can place orders and a maximum order of 12 litres of alcohol can be placed online as of now.
A website for alcohol delivery has been set up by West Bengal State Beverages Corporation, the state’s excise department. Log on to https://excise.wb.gov.in/eRetail/Page/eRetail_Login.aspx to apply for online booking and home delivery of liquor
Customers over 21 years of age can place their orders after registering themselves by providing necessary details such as an address, mobile number and get alcohol delivery at home.
Punjab has allowed home delivery of alcohol as well, but the order capacity is capped at 2 litres against a cash memo.
Each neighbourhood will have an allocated window for alcohol delivery
Only registered delivery persons will be able to deliver the booze on the vehicle authorised by the department.
Proper IDs, curfew passes and safety precautions such as masks are also necessary to allow alcohol delivery to homes.
The state has both an application as well as a website for alcohol delivery. However, alcohol delivery is only allowed in green zones.
You can log onto https://excise.cg.nic.in/csmcl/ or download the CSMCL (Chhattisgarh State Marketing Corporation Limited) Online android application to place your order.
You will have to register via providing your mobile number, Aadhaar number and address for placing the order online which will be confirmed through an OTP (one-time-password).
A cap of 5,000 ml of liquor has been placed on home delivery of liquor, with users also having to pay a delivery charge of Rs 120.
Alcohol delivery began in the state from May 8, with the Tamil Nadu State Marketing Corporation (TASMAC)
To order liquor online, users can log onto http://tasmac.co.in/ or download the TASMAC online application.
The app works similar to food aggregator apps like Zomato and Swiggy users have to enter details like Aadhaar card, name, address, etc. After that place an order and pay online via debit card/net banking or other online modes.
After you’re done placing your order you’ll be able to track when your order gets dispatched and get liquor delivered right at your doorstep
Like other states, Odisha’s state’s Beverage Corporation Limited has launched a website for alcohol delivery.
You can log onto https://osbc.co.in/Onlinepay/RetailLogin.aspx and place your orders after completing the registration process.
So that was your alcohol delivery guide for states that have begun delivering liquor online. The coming days may have more governments coming up with similar websites and applications to facilitate alcohol delivery. Not only that, but apps like Swiggy are also already in talks with state governments to seek permission for home delivery of alcohol from local licensed retailers. So you may be able to order alcohol through that too soon!