Puducherry government gives nod to liquor sale with special 'Corona fee', Aadhar card must to buy booze

South India

The Puducherry government has announced that the sale of liquor will start from Wednesday in the Union Territory amid phase four of the nationwide lockdown.


The decision was taken during a second cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister V Narayanasamy on Monday.

However, the sale of liquor will entail the imposition of a special 'corona fee'-50 per cent for IMFL products for a period of three months

"Cabinet meeting reconvened now and decided to impose a corona fee for liquor and to reopen the liquor shops day after tomorrow in Puducherry," V Narayanasamy, Puducherry Chief Minister's tweet on May 18 read.

In addition the Aadhar will be necessary for buying liquor, as it will be sold only to persons  having the token, which will be generated with Aadhar.

The government took the decision after the Centre introduced relaxation in the existing lockdown guidelines.

The fourth phase of nationwide lockdown has been extended till May 31


With inputs from Agency & media reports

Image credit: The Hindu


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