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13-Year-Old Mumbai Boy Partners With Dabbawalas For Courier Startup

Thursday, July 19, 2018, 2:48 PM

Tilak Mehta, a 13-year-old boy from Mumbai, has launched a logistics startup called 'Papers N Parcels' to carry parcels within the city for same-day delivery. The startup has partnered the city's 'Dabbawalas' for last-mile delivery and handles parcels of up to 3 kg, charging Rs 40-Rs 180 per parcel. Users can place an order and get real-time updates via an app.
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'Dabbawalas' call off duty today as heavy rain continues in Mumbai

Tuesday, July 10, 2018, 9:41 AM

After receiving five-times the average rainfall on Monday, weather department has sounded a red alert in Mumbai and adjoining areas for today as well. As a result, Mumbai 'Dabbawalas' or lunch box carriers have cancelled their services for today. Western-Railways confirmed that the local trains in many parts of the city are running late by 10 to 15 minutes due to heavy-rains and waterlogging.
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'Generous' Dabbawalas feed 1,000 poor people affected by Mumbai rains

Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 6:53 PM

After stopping their deliveries for a day due to the suspension of rail services in Mumbai on Tuesday, Dabbawalas fed 1,000 people from financially weak backgrounds affected by heavy rainfall in the city. The noble act was carried through their Roti Bank initiative, which was launched last year with an aim to "wage a fight against hunger".

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