To ensure safe delivery of alcohol
in compliance with applicable laws, Swiggy
has introduced measures such as mandatory age verification and user authentication to complete deliveries, the statement said.
“By enabling home delivery of alcohol in a safe and responsible manner, we can generate additional business for retail outlets while solving the problem of overcrowding, thereby promoting social distancing,” Swiggy Vice-President (Products) Anuj Rathi said.
Taking advantage of the company's existing technology and infrastructure to enable hyperlocal deliveries, it has been working closely with the local authorities to support them with initiatives like expansion of grocery delivery and COVID-19 relief efforts, he added.
Swiggy is partnering with authorised retailers after validating their licence and other required documents as outlined by respective state governments, the statement said.
The online processing and home delivery of alcohol is through the 'Wine Shops' category on the the company's app, it added.