e-Bikes and e-Parcel Delivery Van to Give New Look to India Post

Moving away from the classic image of a cycle-riding Postman, The Department of Post has introduced e-bikes and e-parcel delivery van for the delivery of Postal Articles as a pilot phase in Gurgaon.  It has also provided solar energy panel to two Post Offices in Gurgaon.

The project has been initiated on experimental basis, and other Post Offices will be absorbed over time, senior officials said.  Six rented e-bikes have been introduced as of now and the average running cost of each comes up to Rs 1.50/km, inclusive of electricity and maintenance.

"This initiative has been taken in support of a pollution free environment.  Besides, it will also help in speedy and prompt delivery of mail," said Umesh Verma, Postmaster General.

Postmen have welcomed the introduction, though they accept the new mode of transport will take some time getting used to, officials said.

As part of the project, the Gurgaon Postal Division as also installed solar energy panel of 2KVA at Post Office in DLF Qutub Enclave and DLF phase II.  The solar panels have been connected with commercial inverters to provide uninterrupted electricity to the two Post Offices.

Courtesy: PMG Gurgaon 
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