COVID-19 lockdown: Big Basket to resume services in two days in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: Big Basket will resume its services in a day or two in Hyderabad, the company said in its statement. As the e-commerce sites delivering essential products, complained about harassment by local authorities in Hyderabad, Telangana IT secretary Jayesh Ranjan said that e-commerce sites can obtain movement passes to function in Hyderabad.

Big basket is currently functioning in cities like Ahmedabad, Mysore, Bangalore, Nagpur, Noida, Surat, Vadodara, Vijayawada, Coimbatore, Indore and Mumbai. It will take two more days to function cities like Ghaziabad, Gurgaon, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Lucknow and Patna.

The company said in its statement, “We are in the process of getting our operations classified as essential services. Therefore we are hopeful to resuming operations in the next day or two.”

Big basket has still not received any permission to operate in cities like Kochi, Chandigarh, Chennai, Delhi, Ludhiana, Pune and Vizag, it said in its statement.

After the statement of Jayesh Ranjan, even Telangana DGP Mahender Reddy stated he as directed all the city police to allow movement of e-commerce delivery partners.

The e-commerce websites had temporarily suspended their services from March 24 due to strict restrictions of local authorities and police men beating up their delivery partners. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has announced a complete lockdown for 21 days in the country as a precautionary measure from coronavirus. He said that essential services will be running hence the grocery and food delivery platforms were running normally, but due to restriction in vehicular movement they had to suspend their services.

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