In the wake of countrywide lockdown, CEO of Flipkart Kalyan Krishnamurthy said we are resuming our grocery services today.
We have been assured of safe and smooth passage of our supply chain and delivery executives by local law enforcement authorities and are resuming our grocery and essentials services later today," Kalyan Krishnamurthy, CEO, Flipkart Group said in a statement.
Flipkart delivers grocery through online service Supermart, which has been operational in multiple cities in the past few months.
The e-commerce firm said as India fights this unprecedented challenge, “we are very grateful for the clarification provided by the government and local state authorities on the functioning of e-commerce as 'essential service' during the lockdown, and of them taking cognizance of the role we can play to ensure that people's needs are met during this time."
Over the past couple of days, delivery executives of online firms have reportedly faced police brutality in various cities despite e-commerce firms being exempted from lockdown rules.
“We continue to strengthen our supply chain in a safe and secure manner for our employees and consumers alike, and will leverage our efficient and robust delivery network to make products available to customers across the country and support the nation in this time of crisis through sanitized and safe supply chain," Krishnamurthy said.