Postal dept will deliver goods all over the country from Surat’s textile hub; rlys may ply non-stop goods train for the purpose In what could be a win-win for both, the postal department may, from February onwards, offer parcel services to the textile industry in Surat for the supply of its goods all over the country. The decision came after a meeting of textile industry traders with the postal department. The Surat Textile Industry delivers Rs 200 crore goods every day across the country. The new tie-up will also help the postal department get some business and revenue.
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The news comes months after a meeting between the textile players in Surat and the Divisional Railway Manager of Western Railway Mumbai Division was held before Diwali. Following the meeting, the railways had shown interest in plying a nonstop goods train from Surat for delivery of parcels. As part of the agreement, in October last year, a special train from Surat to Kolkata and Delhi was also put into service to deliver parcels from the textile industry.
We have sought construction of postal warehouses in Surat and other cities as many times the traders are not able to immediately take delivery of the parcels -Champalal Bothra, FOSTTA secretary The meeting
Officials of Surat’s Nanpura post office told Mirror that arrangements will be made to deliver textile parcels, and the department is mulling to provide the service in several destinations. Delhi, Patna, and Kolkata are some of the cities that will get the delivery of textile parcels via post. The postal department has also sought the input of Surat textile traders in the matter.
The Surat Textile industry delivers Rs200 crore of textiles via 300 trucks across the country through the Mumbai-Delhi line. This delivery goes up to Rs350 crore during the festive season.
“The department has shown interest in delivering our consignments via post. We have also sought construction of postal warehouses in Surat and other cities as many times the traders are not able to immediately take delivery of the parcels,” said Champalal Bothra, secretary, Federation Of Surat Textile Traders Association (FOSTTA).
He said the association has also sought that the postal parcel service has been made available daily.