Online food delivery company Swiggy on Thursday started a home delivery service of liquor in Ranchi, Jharkhand. Now Swiggy is talking to other states in this regard so that liquor can be brought to the home of the interested people through online and liquor shops are not crowded.
Swiggy said in a statement that this service has been started in Ranchi and within a week the service will start in other major cities of Jharkhand as well. The company is also in contact with several states to assist in online arrangements for liquor sales and for home delivery.
Swiggy has set standards such as age verification and user verification to ensure the safe delivery of alcohol in keeping with the rules of lockdown applied to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Swiggy is adding liquor shops after checking their license.
Swiggy Vice President Anuj Rathi said, "By facilitating safe and responsible home delivery of liquor, we can generate additional business for liquor shops and also get rid of the problem of huge crowds at the shops."
According to the statement, Swiggy has entered into tie-ups with authorized retail shoppers after verifying the licenses and other necessary documents as per the guidelines of the state governments. A separate option 'Wine Shops' has been given in the app to order wine.
Rathi said that the company has the technology and infrastructural facilities so that it can supply goods to even small streets. The company is also working closely with the local administration for initiatives such as increasing the filing of grocery goods and Kovid-19 relief measures.