- Big Bazaar's doorstep delivery services will remain open
- Customers can call and place orders in outlets across Delhi NCR, Maharashtra, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh & other states
- Grocery shops fall under the 'exempted services" list in the govt's guidelines for the lockdown
- PM Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the country effective from midnight of March 25
The services will be available in Mumbai, along with Delhi NCR, parts of Uttarakhand, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Punjab.
In a series of tweets, Big Bazaar shared phone numbers for different outlets where customers can call and place orders.
We have initiated Doorstep Delivery services in Mumbai. Get your daily needs delivered at your doorstep. ✅Call the… https://t.co/s0LOvkTpOs— Big Bazaar (@BigBazaar) 1585042200000
We have initiated Doorstep Delivery services in Maharashtra. Get your daily needs delivered at your doorstep. ✅Call… https://t.co/XR2MdmR3dI— Big Bazaar (@BigBazaar) 1585038600000
We have initiated Doorstep Delivery services in Gujarat. Get your daily needs delivered at your doorstep. ✅Call the… https://t.co/bPkgyQgsWb— Big Bazaar (@BigBazaar) 1585036498000
We have initiated Doorstep Delivery services in Kolkata. Get your daily needs delivered at your doorstep. ✅Call the… https://t.co/iGCEy8H1GP— Big Bazaar (@BigBazaar) 1584624110000
This news comes even as most retailers, brick and mortar as well as online, has been limiting or completely suspending operations.
Online grocery delivery app BigBasket suspended its operations starting Wednesday. Flipkart, too, confirmed that it will suspend all operations temporarily.
On Tuesday, PM Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown across the country effective from March 25 midnight to combat COVID-19 spread.
According to the official lockdown notification, "Shops including ration shops (under PDS), dealing with food, groceries, fruits and vegetables, dairy and milk booths, meat and fish, animal fodder" can remain open. The notification also states, "District authorities may encourage and facilitate home delivery to minimise the movement of individuals outside their homes."
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2 Comments on this Story
Sharma R246 days ago
I am from Greater NOIDA west. I am trying number as per given by online portal for Gaur city and number is switched off last 4 days.
Vivek Agarwal249 days ago
One number for a city by BIG BAZZAR for ration delivery is grossly inadequate. It looks like a eye wash. I have been trying to reach the number for last two days. No response. The phone is either switched off, busy, not responding and so on. Kindly approach Big Bazzar for online ordering.