The sale of liquor in Delhi within the pre-Diwali interval witnessed a development of greater than 37 per cent on the typical variety of bottles offered in the course of the fortnight earlier than the pageant in comparison with the identical interval final yr, based on gross sales figures.
According to the Excise Department figures, over 2.26 crore bottles of liquor have been offered two weeks earlier than Diwali final yr, whereas this yr, within the final 15 days, 2.58 crore bottles have been offered.
According to it, on November 6, 14.25 lakh bottles have been offered, and this rose to 17.27 lakh bottles on November 7 and 17.33 lakh on November 8, respectively.
On the three days earlier than Diwali final yr, 13.46 lakh, 15 lakh, and 19.39 lakh bottles have been offered, respectively, it stated.
The common variety of bottles offered over a interval of two weeks earlier than Diwali final yr was 12.56 lakh and this yr to this point, the determine is at 17.21 lakh, which suggests a soar of greater than 37 per cent.
The gross sales figures for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday are but to be calculated.