Delivery drivers have been working overtime in Delhi’s CBD.
As they wait for food to arrive, they are busy dispensing food to those who are outside their daily routine.
One of them, Ankit, has a background in agriculture and is a member of the Panchayat of Haridwar (Hindi: Panchalwari) and also a member.
“I have to wait for the delivery driver and then I can pick my delivery.
But I also have to make sure the driver is clean and not a thief,” Ankit said.
For the past two months, he has been running a delivery service for a company called Safariland (Delhi) which is an online delivery service.
Ankit is a food delivery driver at the Pachikoti Parbagh (PF) in Delhi.(Representational Image)He works for a food distributor who has a contract with Safaristan to deliver groceries to farmers.
“I take orders from farmers and they pay me Rs 1,000 for each package.
Once I pick it up, the farmer gets his package, which is delivered to him.
I don’t need to carry anything for them,” Ankita said.
The food is usually delivered within a week.
The farmer pays Safaristani Rs 1 lakh for each delivery.
This is the daily routine of Ankit.(Representational image) Ankita is also a delivery driver for Safarililand.
“Every week, I get about 15-20 deliveries, which I then take to the farmers.
If there is any problem with the delivery, I also get them,” she said.
Safariland has also started a website for farmers who want to order food products.
On a daily basis, she takes orders from Safarizzans customers.
According to her, Safarils customers are mostly farmers.
“Some are from small-scale farmers who do not want to go out to markets for their daily food supplies.
Others come from larger farmers who need to get their daily supplies,” she added.
Food delivery is not just for the farmer.
Safaraizans customers also have the option to pick up their food products from Saferiland and bring them to the PF.
A customer picks up his food products at Safarila (PF)-Panchayati Nagar in Delhi.
(Representational picture) “It’s a very good opportunity for us,” Anikita said about her work at Safaris.
Delhi has about 40 delivery services.
Most of them have to be licensed in Delhi, where they have to deliver their products to specific locations.
The Safarilias services have increased since the government announced a plan to set up a Food Delivery Network.
When contacted, Delhi Government’s Food Delivery Coordinator said the Delhi government will monitor the success of the service.
“The government is taking a good measure to regulate delivery services, but they will monitor them,” said the coordinator, Dinesh Agarwal.
Currently, Safaraistan has about 60 delivery drivers in Delhi including two drivers, a driver, two drivers and two delivery handlers.