Bengaluru, Apr 27: Amazon India on Monday announced that it has strengthened its partnership with the Indian Railways to transport consignments via rail across the country.
In a statement issued here, it said the company is leveraging the ‘COVID-19 Parcel Special Trains’ introduced by the Indian Railways to ramp up its operations to 55 lanes during the lockdown period. This is yet another step towards a long-term partnership between Amazon India and Indian Railways which is focused on developing the rail network to supplement the road and air networks for transportation of customer packages with improved speed and reliability.
Indian Railways with the support of the Railway Board and the zones has created a proactive solution to provide support for transportation during lockdown. This enhanced network will enable sellers in Amazon India’s network to ship their products across the country and keep their businesses running, thereby, allowing people to access a more diverse selection of essential products.
In 2019, Amazon India had partnered with Indian Railways for inter-city transportation of ecommerce packages on 13 lanes. Previously, the company had also partnered with the Indian Railways to set up pickup kiosks for customers in Kolkata and Mumbai. (UNI)