Raipur: Nearly two hours after the Chhattisgarh State Marketing Corporation Limited (CSMCL) app meant for online sale and home delivery of liquor started accepting orders, it faced a breakdown following an abnormal surge in the number of orders.
As per reports, within an hour after the app started accepting orders, over 50,000 people made their liquor delivery orders leading the app to crash. And, the unprecedented rise in demand led to a stoppage in the online booking of liquor.
Reports suggest that a team is currently working on a fix for the issue which was caused after lakhs of people started making orders at a time.
The incident happened on Monday, just a day after the Chhattisgarh government allowed online sale and home delivery of liquor in the state through the CSMCL website or app, with an additional charge of Rs. 100 for home delivery, claiming it will help prevent black marketing of alcohol during the ongoing coronavirus-enforced lockdown. The decision was taken as liquor shops are not allowed to open in the state during the lockdown.