P. Gopinath, Secretary, Department of Posts, launched these two services at a function organized at New Delhi G.P.O.
Speaking on the occasion, Gopinath said that 'Express Parcel' is a premium parcel service for retail and bulk customers.
It offered time bound, safe and secure home delivery of parcels. To have minimal transit time, these parcels will be given airlift wherever needed.
Bulk customers would also have an economical option of surface transported 'Business Parcel', she said.
These two new parcel services aim to promote the e-commerce market in India by offering reliable and cost efficient delivery solutions.
The Express Parcel is an air mail service providing guaranteed time bound delivery of parcels, while the Business Parcel will provide fast, secure and cost efficient transmission of parcels through surface.
These services will have cash on delivery facility which has become a pre-requisite today for e-commerce parcels.
The Business Parcel service will have nation-wide coverage, while the Express Parcel service will initially be available between 20 identified cities: Agra, Banglore, Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Delhi (NCR), Patna, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Jammu, Kolkata, Lucknow, Ludhiana, Mumbai, Pune, Parwanoo, Shillong, Surat and Thiruvanthapuram.
This service will be expanded nation-wide in phased manner.
Both services are being offered at a very attractive tariff, said Gopinath.
--ANI (Posted on 03-12-2013)