The moment the Government of Telangana announced lockdown, people rushed to markets and provision stores. Well, there is one huge clan of people who have rushed to the liquor shops to bring home all the necessary liquid for the next ten days.
Just like the last year, people have formed huge lines in front of the wine shops and made sure they waited till they get things into their hands. In just four long hours, stores were emptied. According to officials of Telangana State Beverages Corporation Limited (TSBCL), the wine shops registered a sale of liquor and beer worth Rs 125.41 crore on Tuesday.
Khammam and Nalgonda, which share a border with neighboring Andhra Pradesh, registered high sales. Liquor and beer worth Rs.12.78 crore and Rs.12.56 crore was sold in Khammam and Nalgonda districts respectively on a single day on Tuesday.
Liquor and beer worth Rs 9.33 crore was sold in Hyderabad. Officials said Khammam and Nalgonda districts registered more sales probably due to bulk purchase of popular liquor brands like Royal Stag, McDowell’s and Blender’s Pride.