Ludhiana, March 31, 2020 (Yes Punjab News)
In view of the Novel Coronavirus (COVID 19), there is complete lockdown in the district. The District Administration is ensuring that all essential commodities are supplied to the residents on time. The work related to delivery of essential commodities is not only done with the help of NGOs as well social/religious/industrial organisations, but online platforms “Zomato” and “Swiggy” are also playing an important role in this regard.
Mr Harpreet Singh, a representative of Swiggy informed that their company alone has delivered 4434 online orders between March 26-30, 2020. He informed that to ensure that all essential commodities are supplied to the residents, a workforce of 220 delivery executives is on roads.
He said that if demand increases, they can depute more than 600 such delivery executives on city roads. He further informed that their executives are mainly delivering groceries, milk, fruits and vegetables to the residents. He said that to avail facility provided by their company, residents can place their orders by downloading their mobile apps.
Similarly, even “Zomato” is playing its role in this regard as they are also delivering essential commodities to the residents. Their representative said that each order is delivered to the residents with minimum delivery charges. He said that all guidelines and directions of the Punjab government are complied with while delivering all the orders so that the spread of COVID 19 can be checked.
Deputy Commissioner Mr Pradeep Kumar Agrawal said that even District Administration is making sincere efforts to deliver all essential commodities to the residents, but both these online platforms can be used for delivery of items as well.