As Prime Minister Narendra Modi extended the lockdown for 19 more days, the government has allowed the movement of vehicles belonging to ecommerce companies such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal among others from April 20 onwards. “Vehicles used by ecommerce operators will be allowed to ply with necessary permissions,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said in the latest directive shared by it regarding relaxations post the announcement of lockdown extension. However, the government has allowed the movement of vehicles belonging to ecommerce companies such as Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal among others from April 20 onwards.. Also, these new guidelines will not apply to coronavirus hotspot containment zones, as per the document.
Further, in the same document, the government has also said that the supply of essential goods is allowed by all means including ecommerce. “All facilities in the supply chains of essential goods, whether involved in manufacturing, wholesale or retail of such goods through local stores, large brick and mortar stores or ecommerce companies should be allowed to operate,” the directive said. During phase one of the lockdown as well, these companies were allowed to fulfil existing orders of essential items and also process new orders of daily use items.