BevQ app gets Google nod; liquor sale likely to resume this week


The app will be functioning according to the pincode of the user's location. The e-ticket produced in the app will inform the user the date, time and location of the liquor shop where he should reach.

Thiruvananthapuram: Google has granted permission for the BevQ app for booking liquor via online. The app can be downloaded from Google Playstore from Wednesday or Thursday onwards. Google informed that they granted approval for the BevQ app on Tuesday morning.

As the app received approval, liquor sales will resume this week. Excise minister T P Ramakrishnan is holding discussions with Excise Commissioner and BevCo Managing Director. After the discussion, the date of starting liquor sales will be finalised.

As the technical barriers have been overcome, the app has to go through two tests; a loading test to know if the app can withstand traffic when too many people try to use it at a time and a security test to prevent attempts of hacking. The developers of the app informed that they can perform both tests at a time.

The app will be functioning based on the pincode of the user's location. The e-ticket produced in the app will inform the user the date, time and location of the liquor shop where he should reach. They can reach the shop on the basis of this information to purchase liquor. The QR code in the e-ticket will be scanned at the liquor shop.

There are also certain conditions for purchasing liquor. One user can buy maximum 3 litres of liquor. Also liquor will be sold to a user only once in four days. The sales will continue strictly following the COVID safety protocol.

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