Punjab Police dept ties up with Zomato, Verka for door-to-door supply

Tribune News Service
Chandigarh, March 25

Amid tighter restrictions as part of the anti-Covid curfew, the Punjab Police on Wednesday went into a mission mode to launch innovative and indigenous initiatives across districts to facilitate door-to-door supply of essential goods through strategic tie-ups with Zomato, Swiggy, Verka, Amul, mandi pradhans, chemist associations, etc.

As a result, the door-to-door supply of essential goods like medicines, grocery, eatables had started in many districts in the state, while similar delivery mechanisms were being worked out in others too. Passes were also being issued to authorised vendors for the supply of essential goods, according to DGP Dinkar Gupta, adding that for home delivery of medicines, in particular, necessary tie-ups were being worked out with the respective chemist associations, so that orders could be taken on phone and home delivery was accordingly undertaken.

In Amritsar and Ludhiana cities, 650 persons had been engaged from Swiggy for home delivery of goods, while in Patiala, home delivery of essential commodities was being ensured in coordination with the delivery boys from Zomato and Swiggy.

As many as 100 trolleys containing essential commodities were dispatched across Sangrur district today by engaging the services of local volunteers, said the DGP.

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