The private vends were closed on Thursday evening as per the Aam Aadmi Party’s new excise policy.
Under the earlier excise policy, a total of Rs 6,358 crore was collected in 2019-2020 financial year after collection of various taxes including excise duty from Indian and foreign liquor.
The Delhi government had directed all liquor vends in the city to deploy adequate marshals and staff to strictly ensure Covid-appropriate behaviour like maintaining social distancing.
There are around 850 liquor shops in the city, including those run by government agencies and private individuals.
This is a huge sale this year. Such rise was seen on the first day of lifting of lockdown in 2020 when liquor shops were opened after two months.