E-commerce major Amazon announced that it has strengthened its partnership with the Indian Railways in order to facilitate smooth consignment transport via rail route across the country.
The online major is leveraging the COVID-19 Parcel Special Trains for inter-city transportation of online packages on 55 lanes during the lockdown period. The Indian Railways has started special parcel trains in addition to the freight trains for movement of essential goods in small parcel sizes.
Amazon had partnered with Indian Railways for inter-city transportation of packages on 13 lanes earlier last year.
Indian Railways has created a proactive solution to support for transportation during lockdown with the help of the Railway Board and the zones across Western, Central, Northern, Eastern, South Central, Southern, South Eastern, North East Frontier, North Western and South Western.
Abhinav Singh, Director – Logistics, Amazon India, said that the company is confident that it can keep fulfilling customer orders with enhanced speed and capacity with the support of COVID-19 Parcel Special trains introduced by the Indian Railways.
Meanwhile, sources at the Indian Railways said, “We are pleased to extend our partnership with Amazon India and offer services of ‘COVID-19 Parcel Special Trains’ to ensure that essential needs of the public across the country are met and fulfilled by Amazon.”