Karnataka Govt to Facilitate Doorstep Delivery of Groceries, Orders Can be Sent Via WhatsApp

The chief minister said there would be roped in about 5000 delivery agents from different private agencies to ensure the supply of vital products at the doorstep.

by Hari Aditya

Updated: Apr 22, 2020 13:38 IST

Tags: India Corona
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Helpline for Essential Items

On Tuesday, Karnataka Chief Minister BS Yediyurappa formally unveiled the Helpline service for home delivery of vital products and grocery stores in an attempt to ensure people remain indoors amid the coronavirus pandemic. The helpline would run on WhatsApp and by request. Customers should request a sample of their food on 08061914960. 

The chief minister said there would be roped in about 5000 service agents from different private companies who will help with the door-to-door operation. "We hope lesser citizens can come out of their homes with this move. We encourage people to remain at home and stop heading out on the highways," added Yediyurappa.

The service was a project of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagar Palike (BBMP). Bangalore South MP Tejasvi Surya introduced to the chief minister the functionality of this platform telling him how it has benefited his constituency people. The BBMP commissioner has also published a 9-step manual on how to position the request.

If one wants to place an order on WhatsApp follow these 9 steps:

Step 1: Save the 0806191496C) on your device.

Step 2: Message HI- to the number

Step 3: Share your location /address

Step 4: You will be asked to follow instructions- Type A for Groceries and vegetables Or B for Medicines

Step 5: Type your order items or send a picture of your grocery list

Step 6: After sending the list, your order will be placed

Step 7: You will receive an SMS confirming your order along with the transaction ID

Step 8: Delivery partner will deliver at a designated time

Step 9: Pay for the items ordered along with a Rs 10 additional delivery fee.

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