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Postal dept's business promotion plans to be launched in Tuticorin

The Postal department in Madurai sector is negotiating with various establishments for providing service and augmenting its business, K Balasubrahmanian, Director of Postal Services, Madurai region, said today.

"We have started negotiating with newspapers and universities for delivery of magazines, study materials etc. and hope to sign an agreement shortly," he told a press conference here.

He said the department was also negotiating with the bandage industry at Rajapalayam and other industries for providing regular courier services.

The service involving transport of goods at 50 paise a kg for larger volumes and one rupee for smaller volumes, does not charge for loading and unloading of goods weighing up to 500 kg. The Rs 100 charged for goods weighing above was also negotiable, he added.

In the sector, a dedicated route has been introduced between Madurai and Virudhunagar and Kovilpatti and Nagercoil via Tirunelveli.

Besides goods would be picked up and delivered at the doorstep as in the case of courier services, he added.

Though the present capacity of Madurai division is just four tonnes, it will be increased depending upon demand. The department plans to operate service to Tiruppur and Tuticorin shortly, he said.

Source : Chennai Online

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