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New Mechanized delivery system launched in Kolkata

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Kolkata | Tuesday, Jan 5 2016 IST
 
Chief Postmaster General, West Bengal Postal Circle Arundhaty Ghosh launched the delivery of business and e-commerce parcels through mechanised delivery system to meet the needs of customers in the growing e-commerce segment here today.

Speaking on the occasion, she said, keeping pace with changing times and aspiration of the customers, India Post has switched to the latest communication technology to cater to needs of its customers. This service will be operational on all days, including Sundays and holidays, she added. In Mechanized Delivery system, the respective sorting offices will route the mails to a few selected hubs instead of all the post offices of the entire city. Several post offices are clubbed in one hub owing to geographical connectivity. Mail carrying vehicles will originate from these hubs and the postal mails would be delivered to the addressees belonging to the post offices connected to the particular hub, official sources said.

In the first phase of the project, 11 post offices have been identified for implementation of mechanized delivery system and these post offices will be delivery hubs. These hubs will cover delivery jurisdiction of 78 post offices of Kolkata. After processing of the parcels at these 11 hubs, parcels will be delivered at the door-steps of the customers residing in the area under these 78 post offices.

The facility of Mechanized Delivery will be available primarily to customers of Kolkata Municipal Corporation area, a major part of Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation area and a part of Dum Dum Municipal area. Postmaster General, Kolkata Region, Subrat Das, Director, Postal Services, Kolkata Region, Mang Min Thang and other high level officials were present on the occasion. UNI PL SHS AS1539

-- (UNI) -- C-1-DL0211-522261.Xml

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