In a bid to avoid crowding at liquor shops, the Maharashtra Government's excise department has launched an e-token service. With this, only those who get an e-token can go to the liquor store to purchase alcohol. The service has been launched in Pune, as alcohol stores have been allowed to stay open in non-containment zones across the city.
Th government plans to issue a limited number of tokens every day to further avoid crowding on the streets. The e-token system is getting a pilot launch in Pune, and the same model will be replicated in other parts of the state, if it turns out to be successful, according to Financial Express.
To register for an e-token, you have to visit Maharashtra excise website, fill in your name, phone number and pin code. This then leads you to select foreign liquor, beer and wine, or country liquor. You can search for the nearest alcohol shop and choose from one of the available slots between 9 am and 6 pm. You won't have to stand in a queue and can only purchase what you need during your slot.
Read the entire post on Financial Express.