For the localities that receive inadequate service by the Postal Department, the Tamil Nadu Circle of India Post has introduced a Mobile Post Office. This service was inaugurated on October 10 by the Chief Post Master General M. Sampath, to celebrate National Postal Week and World Postal Day.
The Mobile Post Office was flagged off at the St Thomas Mount Head Post Office and will operate from noon to 6 pm, reports The Hindu. It will offer speed post, registered letter, electronic money order, among other services.
However, savings bank and postal life insurance services will not be offered here.
According to the publication, it will be stationed for one hour at these locations: Ezhil Nagar from 1 pm to 2 pm, Semmenchery from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm, near Infosys office on Old Mahabalipuram Road from 3:45 pm to 4:30 pm, Race Course Road in Guindy from 5 pm to 6 pm and Independence Day Park at Nanganallur from 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm. The Mobile Post Office will return to the St. Thomas Post Office at 8 pm.
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Customers will get ‘My Stamp’ services on the spot. The service, however, will be on an experimental basis. The Postal Department will first analyse the response it receives in the selected locations, and only then extend it to other areas. Postal services at the counter get over by 4 pm, so the Mobile Post Office wants to provide late-evening booking facility, officials told The Hindu.