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Indian Railways will now also provide door-to-door parcel delivery facility across the country. This will also give a boost to the parcel sector.

A Joint Parcel Product (JPP) of India Post and Indian Railways is being developed, in which first-mile and last-mile connectivity will be provided by the Department of Posts, and intermediate connectivity from station to station will be done through railways, railways . Minister Ashwini Vaishnav said this in a written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday.

 

However, the joint initiative has been taken on pilot project basis. The Minister said that the first service of the pilot project has started from Surat to Varanasi on March 31, 2022.

JPP aims to target the business-to-business and business-to-customer markets by providing a complete parcel handling solution.

This means that the responsibility of pickup from the sender’s premises, booking to the recipient and door-step delivery is done under the joint initiative.

This will be the first such exercise where goods and parcels will be taken from the consignor’s premises and delivered to the receiver’s doorstep under a joint initiative of the two government utilities.

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