THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The state may have observed strike, but the day was no less than normal for the youth brigade of D4Delivery, the door-to-door delivery service group, on Wednesday. They picked up customer’s calls and attended to their needs, promptly performing their duty.
The general holiday mood didn’t in anyway affect the D4Delivery team who reported to work at sharp 10 am. By afternoon, they had fairly executed their task of delivering food packets, thereby ensuring that the loop of place-pick-deliver went on uninterrupted.
“We wanted not want the hartal to affect our productivity. For the first time, we executed our job in a full-fledged manner on a strike day. Earlier, we only functioned partially on strike days. As most shops, hotels and restaurants remained shut, we had to be choosy, either taking orders from the places functioning or let the customers pick a name from available options list. Clubs and homemakers in the city comprised the majority who placed orders with us,” says Abhiram Suresh, one of the founders of D4Delivery.
In addition, some customers wanted to bring home medicines. On the way, the crew members remembered to be good Samaritans as well offering hitch-hike to the passengers caught in Central Railway Station and Thampanoor bus terminal.
The team is also toying with an idea of a bike-taxi service. “Presently, we are studying the rules and regulations related to it. If found feasible, the motorbikes with us can be pressed into service,” says Abhiram.
In Kochi, D4Delivery waited till evening to start operations.