Connect India, a last mile delivery company launched in August 2015, today announced their tie-up with United Parcel Service (UPS) and CSC e SPV, a special purpose vehicle formed by the Government of India. Connect India which has been expanding extensively since its launch, has created a network of over 3,500 Connect India Centers (CICs) providing access to 2,500 unique pin-codes. That seems to be only the beginning.
Connect India’s model is designed to deliver with the assurance of time definiteness and convenience by establishing a neighbourhood distribution network across India apart from leveraging under
utilised economic infrastructure like neighbourhood kirana stores, medical shops, mobile stores and internet cafes, etc. and can also serve as a last mile delivery point.
50,000 centers are targeted
In a statement, Connect India said it plans to establish 15,000 CICs through the CSC Channel and other small entrepreneurs in over 12,000 pin-codes by March 2016. The company’s vision is to eventually cover 25,000 pin codes and establish 50,000 Connect India Centers by the end of FY 16-17.
Apart from L. R. Sridhar, founder and CEO of Connect India and Dr. Dinesh Kumar Tyagi, CEO, CSC SPV, the ceremony in Delhi was also attended by former Divisional Senior Vice President Cargo, Emirates, Ram Menen, who is the non-executive chairman of Connect India.
Nol van Fenema