Liquor bottles flew off the shelves in Hyderabad as people bid goodbye to 2020. Despite rejecting permissions for New Year events, liquor worth Rs 193 crore was sold on Thursday evening itself. In the last four days of 2020, the city’s liquor sales were at a whopping 759 Crore rupees.
The sales are particularly higher in Hyderabad, Rangareddy, Medchal, and Medak districts, with a single-day collection of Rs 300 crore on the last day of 2020. The cash-strapped government is delighted with the revenues poured in just before the starting of a new month.
There are some 2,400 wine dealers across Telangana, including 500 in Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation limits. Along with the enthusiasm of the tipplers, liquor companies offer special discounts every month-end. The traders lifted much higher stocks to match the huge sales.
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