New Delhi: Taking serious note of deaths due to spurious liquor consumption, the Maharashtra government is planning to start home delivery of liquor. Maharashtra will become the first Indian state to come up with such kind of policy.
According to the Times of India report, Maharashtra for the state for exercise Chandrashekhar Bawankule has said that the policy main aim is to reduce road accidents. People drink and drive due to which they lose lives. He further added that home delivery will be similar to how other e-commerce firms operate.
Aadhar card will be mandatory for the purchase. The buyers have to show their aadhar card to ascertain their identity. The bottle will be geo-tagged and the government will be able to keep track of the seller and buyer. This move will also help in curbing curb the sale of spurious liquor and smuggling.
According to a report by the National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB), drunk driving accounted for 1.5% of all road accidents in 2015. Such accidents also had the highest number of fatality rates. Around 42% of victims involved in such accidents died compared to 30% and 33% in cases of speeding and reckless driving, respectively.
In 2015, at least 84 people died after consuming spurious liquor in Mumbai. Reportedly, eight police officials were suspended for ‘negligent approach while discharging their duty’ for not being able to check the production of spurious liquor. Five people were remanded to police custody in connection with the case.