Bhubaneswar, May 23: Odisha government today allowed food aggregators Swiggy and Zomato to operationalize home delivery of liquor.
Earlier, the start govt has allowed home delivery of liquor in the state from Sunday.
As per information, Swiggy has been issued NOC for home delivery of liquor in areas of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation(BMC), Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Berhampur Municipal Corporation and Rourkela Municipality.
Similarly, Zomato will deliver liquor in areas of Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation(BMC), Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC), Berhampur Municipal Corporation, and Puri Municipality.
The Excise Commissioner has been authorised to decide on the rates for delivery charges from time to time. The ceiling notified by him at present is Rs 100 for orders upto Rs 1000 and thereafter Rs 25 for every additional Rs 500 order value.
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The delivery boys will have to follow all the social distancing norms like wearing masks, maintaining 6 feet distance and using sanitiser frequently. No person having any symptom or is unwell should be engaged for home delivery. Digital payment is advisable which will facilitate contactless transaction and ensure social distancing.