Jharkhand Excise department has started online token booking to buy liquor in Jharkhand through the portal- jhexciseretail.nic.in. Whereas the Jharkhand state government has also allowed the wine shops to open from May 20, it has also roped in Zomato, Swiggy for home delivery of liquor in main cities of the state.
The liquor sale in Jharkhand is now online:
Department of Excise and Prohibition, Jharkhand Utpad, set up a weblink https://jhexciseretail.nic.in/excisetoken/token.aspx and ran a trial of the online virtual queue token booking earlier this week. However, the token booking system has not been publicly launched yet.
Once the website is live again, the people will be able to visit the jhexcise website and select the district/area to find the nearby open liquor shop. Then they have to enter their mobile number, name and address details and generate token to visit the liquor shop at a particular time. After booking the online token, a message will be sent to the registered mobile number with time slot and shop address details.
Only 1 token can be generated in a day using one mobile number. The online virtual queue token for purchasing liquor will be available in around 15 district of Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Bokaro, Hazaribagh, Deoghr, Dhanbad, Ramgarh, Giridih and Palamu.
The portal https://jhexciseretail.nic.in/excisetoken/token.aspx is down as of this writing. Jharkhand excise department will notify about more details.
Visit Jharkhand Utpad official website for more details- https://jharkhandutpad.nic.in/
The government launched the online token booking system in order to reduce long queues and enforce social distancing norms.
On May 20, the government announced to permit online liquor sale and home delivery in Jharkhand. The persons can now purchase their liquor from Zomato and Swiggy too. But the online purchase and home delivery service is only available in main cities such as Ranchi, Dhanbad etc., and not in towns or villages.
The state has also raised 20-22% price of liquor.
Many other states have already allowed home delivery of the liquor in view of the lockdown.