A meeting was recently conducted between textile traders of Surat and officials of Indian Postal services to discuss the delivery of textile goods throughout the country.
Surat textile is a massive industry with an annual revenue of 65,000 crore rupees. It typically delivers goods worth 200 crores per day, rising to nearly 350 crores during festivals and wedding season.
The textile traders also had a meeting with the Divisional Railway Manager of Western Railway Mumbai Division a few months ago during Diwali last year, and an agreement was signed in October, under which a special nonstop train was launched from Surat to Kolkata and Delhi to deliver textile goods across the country.
According to reports, the meeting between traders and officials ended on a positive note, and services could begin as early as February. They’ve also requested that postal warehouses be built in Surat.
The cities of Delhi, Patna, and Kolkata, among others, are being considered for parcel delivery via post. Traders currently use about 300 trucks to deliver items worth 200 crore rupees along the Mumbai-Delhi line. As a result, it would be mutually advantageous.