Last day of discounted liquor prices: People line up to shop in bulk

On the last day of the 38-odd prefabricated liquor vends in the city,it was raining discounts,with the booze lovers making the most of discounted prices of liquor of various brands.

Written by Aritra Hazra | Chandigarh | Published: May 1, 2013 1:56:47 am

On the last day of the 38-odd prefabricated liquor vends in the city,it was raining discounts,with the booze lovers making the most of discounted prices of liquor of various brands.

It was a sight to behold outside most of these vends,with people queuing up and buying in bulk. Interestingly,some of the vends,including the one opposite the ISBT,Sector 43 was sold out by the afternoon. The situation was no different at the vends in Hallomajra and other Industrial Area.

In order to exhaust the entire stock,special discounts were offered on various brands. April 30 is the deadline,and the roadside alcohol shops will now be shut as per the orders of the Apex Court.

“Today being the last day,we wanted to finish the entire stock and thankfully we have sold out most of our stock at a good rate. The influx of customers have also increased. We will shift the stock which is left to the booths we have been allotted. Today is the last day of the discount as the rates will increase from tomorrow,” said the owner of a roadside vend at Manimajra.

“You should have seen the rush which was in front of our tavern yesterday,there was no place to stand. People are buying cases of alcohol instead of a bottle to get the advantage of the discounted rates. Our stock is almost over and today being the last day,most likely,the remaining bottles will also be sold by the evening,” said a vendor at Hallomajra.

“Most of our stock is over and the customers are buying more bottles. We hope that the remaining bottles will also be sold,” said the manager of a roadside liquor vend at Sector 52,opposite Sector 43 bus stand.

“We should have been given some more time to sell out our stock. We will now shift our business to the new booths allotted to us,” said the manager of a vend at Sector 36.

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