The Assam Government has issued a gazette notification officially approving online sale and home delivery of liquor in Guwahati.
A number of guidelines have been mentioned in the notification for online sale, purchase and home delivery of liquor in Guwahati.
Online sale, purchase and delivery of liquor can be done through an App “developed for this purpose”.
“…eligible retailers may register themselves on the App developed for this purpose,” read the gazette notification.
Customers, who are ‘eligible’ can purchase up to three litres of liquor at a time.
However, a delivery agent can carry a maximum of nine litres of alcohol at once.
“The order shall be executed against prepayment only,” read the notification.
“Home delivery shall be done between 11:00 AM to 10 PM subject to compliance with lockdown order/restriction issued by competent authorities in this regard from time to time,” said the notification.
All orders placed online, in normal circumstances, would be completed withing two hours of placing the order.
Both consumer and delivery person have to be above 21 years to avail the benefits of this service, for which necessary documents need to be uploaded in the App to prove eligibility.
For deliveries within 1 km, the charges will be Rs 50. On the other hand, for delivery locations between 1 km and 2 km, the charges would be Rs 75.
“…online sale of liquor will not be available for hostels of educational institutions, Government/non-Government/semi-Government offices and other public and religious places.”