Amazon to deliver small packets on bicycles in select cities

E-commerce major Amazon is experimenting delivering smaller packages to its customers in major Indian cities by its representatives on bicycles. The company has launched pilot programmes in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Chennai and Hyderabad.

Amazon representatives usually deliver packages to its customers on bikes or even in light commercial vehicles. The company, which is also experimenting delivering stuff through unmanned aerial vehicles in the US, is opting for bicycles in select cities and for distances ranging from three to five km.

A company spokesman said the project was part of its move to reduce its carbon footprint and also to enable its delivery associates access congested localities in the cities.

Last week, the postal department in Gurgaon switched over from bicycles to e-bikes for its postmen delivering letters and packages in select localities.