Karnataka chief minister BS Yediyurappa launched a pilot project for people to order essential goods either by calling over the phone or using WhatsApp during the lockdown. State administration officials said the project was to ensure that nobody violated the lockdown by stepping out to get essential goods including vegetables, groceries or medicine.
The pilot project has been launched in Bengaluru and people can call on 080 61914960 and provide necessary details like their name, phone number and address and specify a nearby store from which they want the items.
The service will be provided through neighbouring kirana stores or the nearest store which has those particular goods in stock. After placing the order, customers will get a confirmation on SMS and a delivery partner will deliver the goods, payment for which can be made either through e-wallets, cards or cash. There is a nominal service charge of Rs 10 for each order and contactless delivery is possible.