Commuters in Mumbai will now be able to pick up their Amazon deliveries from four suburban railway stations in India’s financial capital. The online retail giant has tied up with the Indian Railways for launching the service.
Dedicated delivery kiosks will be set up at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Victoria Terminus), Thane, Dadar and Kalyan as part of the tie-up, an official statement said.
Customers can select any of the four stations on the checkout page of their order and collect their packages on their way. The US-based ecommerce giant will set up kiosks within the stations, providing easy accessibility and better convenience to customers.
Mumbai has the largest suburban railway network in the country, servicing millions of passengers on a daily basis. Local train is the most popular mode of transport in Mumbai, a city that’s an epitome of everything that’s wrong with urbanization in India.
The service could turn out to be very popular in a city where several hours are spent daily commuting to workplace and back home. The exercise will begin as a pilot project and could be expended to more stations in the city and other cities in India.