New Delhi: The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government on Friday extended timings for opening of liquor shops in the capital city by an hour. Also Read - Woman Shot, Dumped on Road by Delhi Cop; Saved by Another Sub-Inspector

“In pursuance to guidelines issued by chairperson, state executive committee, Delhi Disaster Management Authority, Government of NCT of Delhi vide order no..Dated 31.07.2020, all L-6, L-7, L-8, L-9 and L-10 liquor vends are allowed to open from 10 am to 10 pm instead of 10 am to 9 pm with immediate effect till further orders,” the order issued by the Excise Department, Delhi Government read. Also Read - Will Make Water Supply in Delhi as Good as in Developed Countries: CM Kejriwal

Of the 863 liquor shops in Delhi, around 475 are run by four government corporations — the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation, Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation, Delhi State Civil Supplies Corporation and Delhi Consumer”s Cooperative Wholesale Store. Also Read - Manish Sisodia's Health Update: Diagnosed With Dengue & COVID, Delhi Deputy CM Gets Plasma Therapy

Around 389 liquor shops are owned by private individuals.