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Delhi Govt's E-Token Website For Liquor Crashes; Displays Server Error


On Thursday, the Delhi government had launched an official website for its an e-token system under which customers would be given a specific time for purchasing liquor in the wake of violations of social distancing norms by people crowding such outlets.

Delhi Govt's E-Token Website For Liquor Crashes; Displays Server Error

In an official statement, the government released the web link wherein residents of Delhi can receive designated time slots to visit a liquor selling outlet in the city on filling personal details.

However, the website has not been functioning and displaying a "502 Bad Gateway" error or "Server Error (500)" at least till 10:30 am on Friday morning.

On Thursday night, the Delhi government blamed heavy traffic as the reason for server error.

The e-token, which was supposed to be sent on the mobile phones of the registered persons, will help cut down queues outside liquor shops.

The Delhi government had allowed the opening of 200 liquor shops run by civic bodies but only 50 opened due to overcrowding, it said.

Liquor shops had been permitted to re-open amid the lockdown in Delhi from 4 May. Despite the duty on liquor being raised to 70 percent of the maximum retail price (MRP) in the city on Tuesday, overcrowding outside stores did not stop.

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Story first published: Friday, May 8, 2020, 10:45 [IST]
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