On November 9, the high court had asked the Delhi government to inform it about the number of liquor brands where MRPs are fixed and those yet to be done under the Delhi Excise Policy 2021-22.
The government has already allocated fresh licences to 850 vends for sale of liquor in 32 zones across the national capital.
The application was part of the petition seeking to extend the licence in parity with other categories under the provisions of the Delhi Excise Act.
The Deputy CM said the Delhi government expects to earn around Rs 10,000 crore from bidding of liquor stores in 32 zones in the city.
The plea said the new policy states that 'the age of selling or serving liquor should be in consonance with that of the neighbouring states'.
The Excise Policy 2021-22 brings in some much-needed relief to restaurants and bars parched for business due to the pandemic
The Excise Policy 2021-22 that was made public on Monday noted that Delhi is ranked the 28th most visited city in the world and the first in India by foreign visitors.
While many welcomed the revised policy, others expressed concern about the stringent rules and said that reduced legal age for drinking would promote alcoholism among students.