Customers can access the category under
Food delivery platform Swiggy
started on Thursday online processing and home delivery of alcohol
in West Bengal after obtaining approvals from the state government.
The company is offering the service in Kolkata and Siliguri, days after first launching delivery in Jharkhand and Odisha.
In a statement, the company said it prioritises safe delivery and ensuring all guidelines are maintained including social distancing.
Customers need to complete a one-time instant age verification by uploading a picture of government approved ID and a selfie for authentification. They can access the category under "Wine Shops" by updating their Swiggy
has been working closely with the West Bengal government since the beginning of the lockdown to provide support on multiple fronts. This includes delivering grocery and essentials, supporting the fisheries department for home delivery of seafood items, delivery of schoolbooks and distributing close to one lakh meals to the needy in Kolkata," said a Swiggy spokesperson.