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Shree Maruti Courier launches green delivery service in five cities

January 25, 2021: Shree Maruti Courier Services has launched an eco-friendly delivery service using electric two-wheelers in five cities in India by joining hands with Hero Electric. 

The Ahmedabad headquartered company has kicked-off a pilot project in five major cities in India including Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai.
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The Ahmedabad headquartered company has kicked-off a pilot project in five major cities in India including Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai.

January 25, 2021: Shree Maruti Courier Services has launched an eco-friendly delivery service using electric two-wheelers in five cities in India by joining hands with Hero Electric.

The Ahmedabad headquartered company has kicked-off a pilot project in five major cities in India including Ahmedabad, New Delhi, Mumbai, Pune, and Chennai.

The company plans to expand this service into 20 cities and to add more than 500 E-bikes in the financial year 2021.

Shree Maruti Courier Services has a nationwide network of over 2,650 outlets and 89 regional offices across India. The company has more than 15,000 workforces including employees, franchisees, and other associates. In addition to the courier service, the company has expanded its verticals in supply chain and international cargo services too. The company handles 2.5 lakhs courier and consignments on a daily basis through air and surface transport routes.

Ajay Mokariya, managing director, Shree Maruti Courier Services, said "We have launched a pilot project in the five cities in India and the response for the same has been very encouraging. The courier and logistics industry is very price sensitive and fuel cost is an essential element in our business. With the E-bike adoption, we would be able to reduce the fuel cost significantly, contribute to reducing carbon footprints, and provide competitive services compare to the traditional delivery tools. The delivery persons will also find it easy and comfortable to deliver the parcels within the city. This model seems more sustainable and cost-efficient for us and we are planning to roll-out the same in multiple cities in a coming time".

Sohinder Gill, CEO, Hero Electric, said, “It has been our endeavour to partner with more and more businesses to convert their fleets into electric two-wheelers. We are happy to have partnered with Shree Maruti Couriers who are among the largest in our country to create this green corridor with our bikes. The new Nyx-HX series is flexible, modular and versatile to answer most of the needs of a discerning customer. We will thus be able to offer longer mileage ranging from 82km per charge to an incredible 210kms per charge to address the last-mile deliveries.’’

According to a new report by Arthur D Little and the Confederation of India Industry (CII), India’s supply chain and logistics sector is one of the largest globally, with a logistics industry of $215 billion, growing at a CAGR of 10.5 percent. The central government is putting sincere efforts switching towards green energy and reduces carbon footprints, appropriate policies and initiatives will help India's logistics sector grow further and make it globally competitive.

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