Home delivery of grocery products authorized between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. starting today
The Greater Chennai Corporation has uploaded the mobile phone numbers of more than 2,197 local outlets in residential neighborhoods to its COVID-19 online portal.
Retail outlets in each neighborhood will begin home delivery of groceries, using Company issued two-wheeler passes. Residents can find mobile phone numbers online at http://covid19.chennaicorporation.gov.in/covid/groceries/
The merchant’s mobile number, store address, zone, division and category can be found on the site. Officials called traders using the phone numbers provided to verify details before giving permission to download the data online. In each of the 15 zones, officials advised traders to be polite when answering calls from residents requesting deliveries.
A total of 347 supermarkets and 1,850 local stores will begin home delivery of groceries on Monday, Company Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi said.
Merchants listed on the Company’s portal will begin home delivery of groceries from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily.
The Company has not set any minimum purchase amount for deliveries. Each trader has been assigned a service area covering one or two divisions, which will have a population of less than one lakh.
Most supermarkets will start home delivery to Anna Nagar.
At least 97 supermarkets have received passes to Anna Nagar. Officials in the Madhavaram area have issued passes to 352 local stores, the largest number in the city.
While the Manali area has not issued any supermarket passes, 85 local stores have received passes.
On Sunday, the retail prices of 32 different vegetables were shared online at http://covid19.chennaicorporation.gov.in/covid/veg_pricelist/
For example, the retail price of the potato was set at ₹ 23 per kg on Sunday. Prices are fixed for areas near Koyambedu Market and may vary near the outskirts of town due to transportation costs.
Residents are urged to call the Society’s 1913 hotline to report problems with exorbitant prices for essentials.