Amazon ties up with Indian Railways to boost delivery of packages

Amazon India has engaged with Indian Railways to boost its delivery services in the country. Through this partnership, the e-commerce firm said it will be able to transport packages on more than 110 inter-city routes, ensuring one to two-day delivery for its customer.

Amazon began working with the Indian Railways in 2019. The company has increased its transportation lanes five-fold.

Amazon India ferries customer packages to cities and towns such as Jharsuguda, Ratnagiri, Kurnool, Nanded, Bareilly, Bokaro, and Rudrapur among others.

It is the first online delivery company to work with the Indian Railways to build an express transportation product via rail in 2019.

During the pandemic-induced lockdown in 2020, the company worked with the Indian Railways to prioritise intercity movement of high-priority products by leveraging the ‘Covid-19 Parcel Special Trains’.

Amazon India said it delivers 100% serviceable PIN codes, with more than 97% of PIN codes now being able to receive their deliveries within two days of placing an order.