Mumbai, December 13: Mumbaikars who often find it difficult to be at home will be able to pick up delivery of items from the railway station. The Western Railway will soon set up micro warehouses at important stations where customers can collect products ordered online, The Times of India reported. This facility may come up at stations such as Churchgate, Andheri, Borivali and Vasai. IRCTC to Provide Taxi, Hotel Booking Services to Passengers Travelling on Tejas Express on Delhi-Lucknow & Mumbai-Ahmedabad Routes.
According to a report, the Western Railway will lease out space for micro-warehouses at five to six important stations. Commuters can order items from e-tailers and ask the delivery person to leave it at railway stations. This move is aimed to increase the source of non-fare revenue.
How Did This Process Will work?
- Instead of ordering parcel at home/office address, give station name while ordering it.
- Once the parcel reaches the railway station's macro-warehouse, you will get a confirmation message.
- Show the message and identification card at the warehouse and collect the item.
If this exercise is successful, it could be implemented at other railway stations. Amazon has already set up a similar delivery counter at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (Victoria Terminus) from where the customers can pick up ordered items.