The Telangana state government has announced a lockdown in the state from today. As a result, people flocked to the liquor stores. People did not maintain social distancing at the liquor stores. Liquor sales have been booming since Tuesday evening as the state announced a lockdown from Wednesday. People have queued up miles at the liquor stores.
A liquor shop in Jubilee Hills sold liquor worth Rs 3.5 crore in just 3 hours. Officials say this is an all-time record for the highest total sales in a single shop in such a short period of time. As soon as the lockdown announcement was made by CM KCR, a large number of people queued up at the wine shops.