Amazon Partners with Indian Railways for Logistics Suport for e-Commerce
Amazon India announced its partnership with the Indian railways for a pilot programme to carry out the inter-city transport of e-commerce packages.
”The partnership is the first in the e-commerce industry to enable the Railways to build an e-commerce product for freight transport via rail,” the release said.
These consignments will be ferried during the non-peak hours, as mentioned by Railways officials on Monday. This move has come as the transporter is aiming to increase revenue through non-fare sources.
‘Amazon India would transport customer packages with the Railways on three routes from New Delhi to Mumbai, Mumbai to New Delhi and New Delhi to Kolkata,” the release added.
The release further said that with the initial learnings, Amazon India is working with the Railways to build an e-commerce transportation product that would enhance capacity planning, contract payment methods, infrastructure and security of freight movement via the rail network.
Amazon India would continue to partner and create more opportunities to leverage the infrastructure built by the Railways, the release said.
Last month, Indian Railways had partnered with Amazon India for a pilot project to set up pickup kiosks in four railway stations across Mumbai.