Liquor in Delhi to cost 70% more from today, Delhi government-imposed 'Special Corona Fee'

Chief Minister Arvind-Kejriwal led Delhi Government has imposed "Special Corona Fees" of 70% tax on MRP printed on the bottle of liquor. New prices will be applicable from Tuesday in Delhi.

Liquor in Delhi to cost 70% more from today, Delhi government-imposed 'Special Corona Fee'
Liquor in Delhi to cost 70% more from today, Delhi government-imposed 'Special Corona Fee'

Delhi Government has imposed a 'Special Corona Fees' of 70% tax on MRP of the liquor. The revised prices will come in effect from Tuesday across the state.

The move will boost the government revenue, which has been hit hard due to the coronavirus-constrained lockdown, PTI reported.

A 70 percent 'Special Corona Fee' has been imposed on the MRP of liquor bottles. The new price will be applicable from Tuesday," a senior official stated.

In a late-night notification, the Finance Department of the Delhi government stated, "70% of the MRP will be collected on all classes of alcohol sold through retail licensees for consumption..." For example, an alcohol bottle with an MRP of Rs 1,000 before will presently cost Rs 1,700 in the city.

The decision was considered at a Cabinet meeting led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday, the sources said.

However, on Monday, May 4 the Kejriwal government has permitted the opening of 150 state-run alcohol shops outside the Coronavirus containment zones in the state. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said all relaxations in the regions where individuals disregard social-distancing and other wellbeing standards will be pulled back if all the people will not behave according to the guidelines.

The Chief Minister's harsh message came in the midst of reports of people mocking social-distancing standards at wine shops in numerous regions of the city after specialists permitted all exercises allowed by the Central government under lockdown 3.0. All alcohol shops in the eastern range were additionally closed for infringement of the standards, said Delhi Police. The Delhi government on Sunday permitted shops selling alcohol, tobacco, and so on to work in the national capital during the all-inclusive lockdown period from May 4 onwards.