Green signal for liquor: Delhi govt allows hotels, restaurants to open bottles
The Delhi government on August 20 allowed restaurants and hotels in the city to serve liquor
On August 20, the Delhi government allowed hotels and restaurants to serve liquor in the national capital after a five-month period
Only hotels and restaurants which have a valid licence can serve liquor
However, bars will remain shut under the unlock guidelines issued by the Centre
Manish Sisodia, deputy chief minister directed the excise department to issue “necessary permission” for service of liquor in the restaurants and hotels
In a letter dated August 16, the National Restaurant Association of India (NRAI) had written to the Delhi government’s excise department requesting for permission to serve liquor in restaurants in the city
Restaurants in the city were allowed to operate from June 8, though with restrictions to ensure social distancing in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic.