Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Postal Dept gives wings to priority mail

Tribune News Service
Amritsar, December 25

In a historic development, the Punjab circle of the Postal Department connected the priority mail and parcel service, including Speed Post and Express Parcel, with flights taking off from Guru Ramdassjee International Airport in the holy city.

Parcels in local post offices and meant for delivery in metros and other cities across the country, including Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai, will now be sent through flights to their destinations.

PM Swain, Chief Postmaster General, Punjab and Chandigarh, launched the air linkage of priority mail to all destinations at the head post office today.

The facility will provide faster and reliable delivery of Speed Post and Express Parcel, booked from Amritsar and other important cities in Punjab circle.

Speaking on the occasion, Swain said priority articles booked till previous evening in Amritsar, Tarn Taran, Gurdaspur, Kapurthala, Jalandhar, Phagwara, Batala, SBS Nagar and Hoshiarpur, which were shipped during night through Departmental Mail Motor Service to Amritsar hub, were handed over to airlines in the morning for delivery at far off destinations.

He said it would give impetus to business, trade, commerce and industrial activities in cities, including Amritsar, Jalandhar, Kapurthala and Hoshiarpur, besides helping in economic growth of the region. Garments, sports and other goods, which are manufactured in Punjab, will reach more customers with the launch of priority Speed Post and Express Parcel to cities like Chennai, Bangalore and Mumbai.

Swain flagged off the first air consignment from Amritsar Head Post Office today.

He said parcels would be sent through different airlines depending on their efficient connectivity.

He further added that first historic air linkage of Speed Post letters and parcels, booked in Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Jalandhar, Patiala and Amritsar for Kolkata and other major destinations in North East India, including Guwahati, Agartala and Silchar, was established from Chandigarh International Airport, Mohali, last week.

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