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Amreli, Jamnagar police develop apps for home delivery of essential goods during lockdown

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In a bid to facilitate people and to ensure that they do not have to step out from their homes except for an emergency, Amreli police has taken an innovative step and launched an a mobile application called ‘Lokmitra’ that aims to provide home delivery of essential items by utilising the local retailers willing to offer home delivery services.

Since the district is devoid of the presence of any major brand such as Reliance Retail, Big Bazar, or D-Mart that can be utilised for home deliveries, the app had to make use of the local retailers who can and are willing to deliver goods to customers at their doorsteps. People just need to use the telephone numbers of these retailers provided in the application and place their order for home delivery of goods including vegetables, dairy items, and fruits.

Notably, a local IT professional from Savarkundla has reportedly helped the police in developing the application.

Amreli superintendent of police (SP) Nirlipt Rai said the app contains the numbers of nearby retail stores that can deliver vegetables, fruits, dairy products, and medicines. It also contains a list of doctors and their telephone numbers. Users of the application can also remain updated about the latest notifications issued by the government related to the coronavirus pandemic.

Similarly, the Jamnagar police have also launched a web portal called ‘Jansarthi’ through which users can place their orders for essential goods and get them delivered by agents authorised by the police for home delivery of goods. The portal also provides the facility of health check-up, water supply to various areas and extends help to labourers left stranded in the lockdown. A mobile application for the same has been also made available for download.

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