Hitches in Bev Q app on 2nd day too; bars distribute liquor without e-tokens
Thiruvananthapuram: Bars in the capital city have started selling liquor without e-tokens for the second straight day as Bev Q app experienced several hitches. Bar owners have requested to sell liquor directly since the app is not up to their standard of expectation.
Certain bars in Thiruvananthapuram violated the protocol and distributed liquor without e- tokens to customers. This is the second straight day that Bevco app is malfunctioning.
Excise minister TP Ramakrishnan has called a high level committee meeting to fix the problems with the app as a lot of people, including those without the mobile application, have assembled in front of liquor shops.
Bar owner’s association leader, PR Sunil Kumar, said that they are planning to distribute liquor to those who are coming to the bar until the hitches are resolved and hand over its record to Bevco. He also said that they have requested the state government’s permission for this.
Bar owners said that there will be enough liquor available for everyone as there are more than 300 Bevco outlets and more than 800 bars selling liquor in the state.