Gurugram, March 25 (IANS) The Gurugram district administration has allowed home delivery of essential goods by online apps.
Gurugram Police Commissioner Mohammad Akil said that operators like Zomato, Flipkart, Amazon, Bluedart, Wow Express, Swiggy, Grofers, Bigbasket, Milk Basket, Dunzo, Big Bazaar, and Iffco Tokyo will be allowed to continue delivery services.
"Under this provision, the delivery boys of these companies will be allowed at checkposts of Gurugram Police. They have to carry original identity cards. The operators can also apply for passes with food and civil supply department. They should maintain names of delivery boys and online passes will be issued for them," Akil said.
"In a time of global crisis, the residents of Gurugram are responding well and acknowledging the efforts of Corona fighters including medical staff, police personnel, media personnel and operators involved in supplying essential services," he said.
Meanwhile, Vinay Pratap Singh, Municipal Corporation of Gurugram (MCG) said: "We have decided to supply food in colonies, sectors and condominiums and hence contacted respective RWAs to provide details about grocery shops. If any condominiums do not have kirana shops, they can provide covered space to us and we will provide raw food for them."
Singh also gave an email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org - where RWAs can share details.
Meanwhile, many condominiums have completely locked down their premises and are not allowing anyone to enter the premises. They have placed chains on the main entrance and completely barred outsiders.
Henry, an RWA member of upscale Beverly Park appreciated the efforts of Gurugram administration saying: "We are allowing delivery boys inside but they are directed not to touch anything like intercom on main gate, barriers, lift buttons. When they come to main entrance, the guard deployed there would contact with the resident concern and he should come at the ground floor of the building and collect the packet. During this, a dedicated guard escorts the delivery boy."