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Karnataka CM launches home delivery app for groceries to limit public movement in Bengaluru

As many residents have had to stand in long queues to buy essentials and groceries from supermarkets and many have stepped out on the pretext of buying groceries, the BBMP along with KSDMA has come up with a home delivery helpline which was officially launched by CM BS Yediyurappa

Karnataka CM launches home delivery app for groceries to limit public movement in Bengaluru
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Bengaluru, First Published Apr 22, 2020, 12:31 PM IST
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Bengaluru: To put the brakes on vehicular and public movement during lockdown and to facilitate those who spend hours together standing in line near supermarkets to get groceries, the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and Karnataka State Disaster Management Authority ( KSDMA) have come up with a home delivery helpline.

The helpline number (080 6191 4960) is a WhatsApp enabled system that facilitates delivery of groceries at the doorstep of residents.

The BBMP has asked shop owners to mandatorily register themselves on the BBMP COVID-19 home delivery helpline and encouraged public to buy groceries only through these platforms.

According to the BBMP, nearby stores can be linked and Rs 20 needs to be paid as delivery charges.

This concept of home delivery based on mobile app was initiated in Bengaluru South limits to encourage them to adhere to social-distancing norms. However few consumers have faced issues with on-time delivery.

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