Swiggy starts alcohol delivery in Kolkata; age verification must for buyers


Swiggy , the popular food delivery start-up, will now deliver alcohol in Kolkata and Siliguri. The users can order liquor through the wine shops tab from their Swiggy mobile app, the company said. After Jharkhand and Odisha, Swiggy is planning start alcohol delivery in 24 major cities in West Bengal.

“Swiggy has been working closely with the West Bengal government since the beginning of the lockdown to provide support on multiple fronts including delivering grocery and essentials, seafood items, schoolbooks and distributing close to one lakh meals to the needy in Kolkata,” the company added.

It is joining hands with authorised retailers across major cities after validating their license and other required documents as outlined by the state government to deliver liquor at home. Retail partners will be equipped with a dedicated partner app that enables all aspects related to online processing of orders, Swiggy said in a statement.

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