During this phase of the lockdown, the Delhi Government decided to give permission to about 200 liquor shops around the capital to stay open from May 4 onwards. However, this resulted in over crowding as people refused to practice social distancing.
In order to avoid such a situation, the government has started a token system on their official website where one can apply for a Liquor Purchase Token.
Here is how the process works:
- Log on to the website - www.qtoken.in or https://www.qtoken.in/liquor/apply/
People in queues outside the store will also be given a token so as to avoid standing around for too long. At the moment, only 160 liquor shops in New Delhi are open for sale.
Though this seems like a great way to practice social distancing, the heavy traffic caused by this announcement has resulted in the website to crash. Once you click to register, the website shows a 'server 500' error to many users.