“For smooth transportation of essential goods to every corner of the country during Lockdown India Post has introduced 22 long haul routes and many short haul routes where Departmental vehicles will operate for transportation.”
Ravi Shankar Prasad
Law & Justice, Communications, Electronics & Information Technology Minister of India
World’s Largest Postal Service turns Lifesaver
India has the largest postal service in the world – and now it is stepping in to help deliver lifesaving medicines during a countrywide lockdown aimed at tackling the coronavirus pandemic.
Red postal vans are a familiar sight in India. They make thousands of journeys every day, criss-crossing the country’s wide network of post offices in 600,000 villages.The postal service does much more than deliver letters and packages. It is also a bank, a pension fund and a primary savings instrument for millions of Indians. Now it will also be transporting medical equipment and drugs to where they are needed most, at a time when transport has come to a standstill.(Source:Twitter,BBC)