Now customers can order liquor online from home as Swiggy and Zomato have started home delivery of alcohol.

Both the food delivery startups have started their alcohol delivery services today in Jharkhand, starting from Ranchi. The companies said that they are negotiating with other state governments to start liquor home delivery in the coming weeks.

Customer have to update their apps to be able to see the newly added category.

To ensure safe delivery and to comply with applicable laws, the companies have taken measures such as mandatory age verification and user authentication. To place orders, customers must have a government-approved id proof.

“Since the beginning of COVID-19 pandemic, Swiggy has relentlessly worked to solve customer pain points and support local governments in every way possible,” said Anuj Rathi, Vice President for Products Division.

“By enabling home delivery of alcohol in a safe and responsible manner, we can generate additional business for retail outlets while solving the problem of overcrowding, thereby promoting social distancing,” he said in a statement.

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