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Amazon uses special trains on 55 lanes to move essentials across India

Amazon India announced that 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. 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,” says the Amazon release.

“In these unprecedented times, we understand the importance of ensuring that critical supplies reach our customers across the country. With the support of COVID-19 Parcel Special trains introduced by the Indian Railways, we are confident that we can further fulfil customer orders with enhanced speed and capacity. We are grateful for this timely decision by the Indian Railways to offer freight movement solutions during these challenging times.” said Abhinav Singh, director – Amazon transportation services, Amazon India.

In 2019, Amazon India had partnered with Indian Railways for inter-city transportation of e-commerce 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.


April 29, 2020

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