Delhi issues 4.75 lakh online tokens to buy alcohol
People can get e-tokens by applying through a web link www.qtoken.in. They are then allotted specific time for purchasing liquor after they fill personal details.
Around 4.7 e-tokens has been issued so far by the Delhi government to let people buy alcohol in the national capital, an official told PTI on Saturday.
Under the e-token system, customers are given specific time for purchasing alcohol so that there is no violation of social distancing norms by people queuing up outside liquor stores. People willing to get e-token can apply through a web link www.qtoken.in where they are allotted specific time for purchasing liquor after they fill personal details.
The e-token is sent on mobile phones of registered people. The new system was introduced on Thursday in the wake of long queues outside liquor vends and people not following social distancing norms there.
The Delhi government has allowed around 200 liquor shops to operate in the city.
"The government has so far issued around 4.75 lakh e-token since Thursday evening to people to buy liquor without standing in long queues," the official said.
According to the official, the e-token system is maintaining social distancing and cutting down on waiting time in long queues by specifying time for each e-coupon holder to buy liquor at a shop.
People are required to furnish address of liquor shop in their area along with their mobile number and other details, while applying for e-token on the web link.