Kerala government is planning app-based liquor sales to avoid crowds at wine shops across the state once the ban is lifted on the liquor sales.
The state-owned Kerala Beverages Corporation (Bevco) is roping in start-ups to develop an app to facilitate online control of the sales and crowds.
The proposed mobile app will contain the details of all outlets in the state with pin codes. The suggestion from the Bevco is that once a person makes a booking through the app, his next booking would be entertained only after five days. And the app can be downloaded from GooglePlay Store.
According to sources, as many as 29 companies have expressed interest to develop the app.
A report in Malalayan Manorma says the online booking system would distribute virtual tokens to customers, who can visit the Bevco outlet at an allocated time. They can purchase liquor by scanning QR code of the token received on their smartphones
Bevco has 267 outlets in the state with a customer base of 7 lakh on normal days, which on special occasions would go up to 0.5 lakh. The Corporation used to make an average revenue of Rs 40 crore a day before the sales were banned on account of nationwide lockdown.