Zomato, Swiggy begin home delivery of liquor in selected cities: How to book liquor online

Popular food delivery services Zomato and Swiggy have started delivering liquor to people to their houses in Jharkhand amid the Coronavirus lockdown 4.0 in India. The Jharkhand government has collaborated with the two food delivery services to deliver liquor at people’s doorsteps. Know how you can book liquor online for home delivery.

Both Zomato and Swiggy will deliver alcohol in Ranchi, Jamshedpur and Bokaro in collaboration with the Jharkhand government. This way, people won’t have to stand in long queues to get hold of liquor and will be able to maintain social distancing.

While there is no word on how this system will work, it is assumed that people will get the option to book alcohol via the Zomato and Swiggy food delivery apps. However, it isn’t known how much liquor quantity will be allowed per person to order at home. Zomato and Swiggy’s venture into alcohol delivery is currently available in Jharkhand and we don’t know whether or not the initiative will be expanded to other cities in the country.

Zomato, in a statement to Indiatvnews.com, confirmed the development. The company spokesperson said, “With due permissions and licences in place, we are starting home delivery of alcohol in Jharkhand. We believe that a technology-enabled home delivery based solution can enable the responsible consumption of alcohol as well as provide an option that’s safer and promotes social distancing. We will go live in Ranchi later today and seven other cities in Jharkhand over the next couple of days.”

It is suggested that Swiggy will conduct age verification so that underage people don’t buy liquor. This will be done on part of users by uploading an image of the ID proof. We assume Zomato will follow the same process.

Apart from delivering food, Swiggy and Zomato began delivering groceries to people at home amid the Coronavirus lockdown period in the country to compete with Grofers, BigBasket, and more.

How to get e-token for liquor in Delhi

For those who don’t know, people in New Delhi can go for an e-token to buy liquor with ease via the retail stores. Users simply need to head to the government-created website ‘ www.qtoken.in’ to get e-tokens. The e-token will provide users with a time slot within which they can head to the nearest liquor store and get some with less crowd. People are simply needed to visit the website>select the ‘Apply for liquor purchase token’ option>fill in your details such as name, mobile number, ID proof, and more. Following this, a time slot will be allotted via an SMS and you are good to go.

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