Minister of Communications and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated the first e-commerce centre under the Department of Posts at Safdarjang in New Delhi today.
The Department of Posts, through Delhi Postal Circle, has taken up this project to establish an e-commerce centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi as the government-run utility aligns with the rapid growth of e-commerce business in the country.
The processing centre will handle exclusively all the e-commerce business with the state of the art technology-driven facility for quick and smooth operation starting from booking till dispatch from the centre, an official release said.
The e-commerce centre is equipped with modern technology and newly introduced conveyor belt where parcels get sorted with the help of conveyor belt. It is capable of handling 30,000 parcels/articles per day.
The centre will collect parcels from e-commerce customers, process them and dispatch within 24 hours to respective destination through quickest available flight/train, as the case may be.
The leading e-commerce companies like Amazon, Paytm, Yepme, Snapdeal, etc. are already availing the benefits of fast, reliable and safe processing of their e-commerce parcels at the newly established e-commerce Centre at Safdarjang in New Delhi.
The minister will also launch India Post Mobile App, an android-based application developed by Centre for Excellence in Postal Technology (CEPT), Mysore on the occasion. The application allows real time tracking of accountable articles, post office search, postage calculator, etc through mobile phone.