Zomato, Swiggy allowed for home delivery of liquor in Odisha cities

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Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Government today allowed Zomato and Swiggy for home delivery of liquor. The two food aggregators had applied for permission to participate in the home delivery of liquor.

Odisha Excise Commissioner, in a press note, informed that permission has been granted to Zomato to operate in Municipal Corporations of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack & Berhampur as well as Puri Municipality whereas Swiggy to Municipal Corporations of Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Berhampur & Rourkela for home delivery of liquor.

It may be mentioned here that 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 up to Rs 1000 and thereafter Rs 25 for every additional Rs 500 order value.

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 the contactless transaction and ensure social distancing.

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