Tilak Mehta is a budding entrepreneur who has founded a logistics startup, sold the idea to a banker and convinced him to quit the job and join him as the chief executive, and, also roped in the famed Dabbawalas of the city to help him with the last mile distribution
Mumbai dabbawalas to deliver parcels soon; association will roll out mobile app to let you track your courier
The famous 'Dabbawalas' could soon be seen dispatching couriers and parcels in addition to the current job of delivering tiffins in the city.
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Mumbai's famed 'dabbawalas' on Wednesday cancelled their delivery of over two lakh tiffins to office goers in the city in view of the disruption of suburban rail services.
Known world over for its efficiency in delivering tiffins, dabbawalas deliver about 200,000 tiffin boxes every day.
Explaining the rationale behind the planned welcome, Talekar said two office-bearers of dabbawalas' organisation — Raghunath Medge and Sopan Mare — had been invited to the royal wedding of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker-Bowles in April 2005.
Mumbai dabbawalas have started their website, where people can register themselves to avail of their services, The attempt is to connect to an internet-savvy population.
India's biggest e-commerce company, Flipkart, has tied up with Mumbai's lunchbox delivery men, famous for navigating cramped and confusing streets, as it tries to smooth the often difficult last stretch of its delivery to customers.
The first batch of Dabbawalas have undergone training at Flipkart’s delivery centers.
The former president of the dabbawala's association attributed the steep hike to rise in prices of vegetables and costs of transport.<br />
The iconic Mumbai 'dabbawalas' or lunch box carriers, have hiked the costs of their delivery by Rs 100 a month to cope up with the rising cost of essential commodities.