Amazon to use Indian Railways for transporting packages

Amazon to use Indian Railways for transporting packages
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23 Oct, 2019

Ecommerce major Amazon India has partnered with the Indian Railways to develop a specialised product to transport its packages on a pilot basis. 

The new product is aimed at improving capacity planning, contract payment methods, infrastructure and security of freight movement. 

The ecommerce major expects to benefit from the partnership on account of speedy and reliable services of the railways, an official statement said.

The pilot project will be on for three months and the railways will allow seven metric tonne of cargo to be transported per day, wire agency IANS reported.

“The reach and speed of the Indian Railways will further help us fulfil customer orders faster and reliably across the country,” said Abhinav Singh, director of middle mile transportation division of Amazon India. 

Indian Railways expects to develop a model contract for services to the ecommerce sector through the partnership.

Last month, Indian Railways had allowed Amazon to set up pick-up kiosks in four railway stations in and around Mumbai. The programme will be operational at  Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Dadar, Thane and Kalyan.