BENGALURU-based logistics aggregator Lets Transport is working round-the-clock to address the existing situation and has equipped all its driver-partners and on-ground staff to go out and ensure deliveries even in Covid-19 hit markets such as Pune and Mumbai while strictly adhering to all the safety protocols.
The company has provided all its truck driver-partners and ground staff with Covid – 19 Insurance Cover worth Rs five lakh besides ensuring the availability of masks and sanitisers. It has also undertaken an awareness drive among driver-partners and vendors across all cities on safety measures regarding sanitizing the goods which are being transported and strictly following social distancing while delivering goods.
The company has also created a monitoring mechanism so that in case any driver falls sick or shows early signs symptoms, those matters are immediately brought under notice. Lets Transport has also chalked out a back-up plan for the same so that the supply chain doesn’t get disrupted.
The next 21 days are very critical for India in its fight against Covid-19. It is therefore absolutely essential for all the citizens to strictly adhere to the government directive on lockdown and have trust in the logistics sector who are taking all possible measures to ensure that life goes on as it is.
India has never seen such unprecedented conditions before. The entire country being locked down for 21 days – once again proves the age-old proverb ‘desperate time calls for desperate measures’. Post the announcement of PM, the key question in the mind of everybody was whether there would be an uninterrupted supply of all essential items such as vegetables, groceries, medicines, etc. The answer is yes. The government on its part has assured citizens that all essential items will be provided to each and everyone across the country.
One sector which is working 24X7 to ensure this steady flow of supplies is the logistics sector. Last-mile connectivity holds key during this period but drivers of small vehicles who do these deliveries are concerned about their health and safety of their families leading to obvious behavior of them returning to home towns. This can not only potentially spread the disease further but also disrupt essential services. They have to venture out so that we can stay indoors. Therefore, given the current scenario, it is essential that companies undertake all safety measures for these drivers and have them covered.