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    Want to order liquor online in Guwahati? All details here

    Home delivery is allowed between 11.00 AM to 10.00 PM subject to compliance with the lockdown restriction issued by competent authorities

    Guwahati: Denizens in the capital city of Guwahati to get their favourite liquor delivered to their doorsteps till 10 PM as Assam government on Thursday fixed the guidelines for online delivery of alcohol in the city.

    Earlier, Assam cabinet decided that alcohol will be sold online in Guwahati for a month on an experimental basis to reduce the last minute rush at the liquor shops here. With lockdown norms applicable, liquor shops in the city shut down at 4 PM.

    In a notice issued on Thursday, the state excise department has asked eligible retailers to register themselves to provide the facility to the customers soon.

    “Home delivery shall be done between 11.00 AM to 10.00 PM subject to compliance with the lockdown order/restriction issued by competent authorities in this regard from time to time. The delivery shall ordinarily be completed within two hours of receiving orders,” said the official notice.

    It added that an eligible customer, above 21 years, can order online upto 3(three) litres of liquor. However, the delivery agent would be allowed to carry a maximum of 9 (Nine) litres of (Bulk Litre) liquor at a time. The order shall be executed against prepayment only, it added.

    A delivery agent was also fixed to be a minimum 21 years of age.

    However, the online sale of liquor shall not be available for hostels of educational institutions, Government/non-Government/semi Government offices and other public and religious places.

    The government has also fixed the delivery charges as Rs.50 per order for a distance of less than 1 Km and Rs.75 per order for a distance between1 Km and 2 Km. However, the commissioner of excise may have the authority to modify the rates of delivery charges from time to time, as the circumstances warrant.

    In addition to delivery charges, service charges and internet payment gateway charges, as may be applicable, shall be paid by the customer.

    An app for the same would be available soon.

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