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Speed post charges from Gurgaon to Delhi finally becomes local
Now one has to pay local charges for speed posts from Gurgaon to Delhi instead of earlier fee of Rs 39. Interestingly one has to pay only Rs 17 that is local tariff while doing a speed post from Delhi to any other city in NCR be it Gurgaon, Noida or Faridabad. However, the speed posts from these cites to Delhi are charged at Rs 39.

This dissimilarity in speed post charges was brought into the notice by a resident of Palam Vihar named Aseem Takyar in Gurgaon, who filed a PIL in Punjab and Haryana High Court. As a result of this PIL, the postal department while issuing an  notification has said that speed posts from NCR cities to Delhi and vice-versa will be eligible for local tariff i.e. Rs 17. 

According to a TOI report, the notification was issued on February 20 regarding the matter by the postal department. The notification said that the government is developing the NCR as an economic and industrial hub.

Adding to it, the notification also said, "In view of this the competent authority has decided that Speed Post articles booked in and destined for the Delhi urban agglomeration which includes Delhi NCT Noida township Gurgaon Ghaziabad and Faridabad municipal areas of the national capital region would be treated as 'local' for determining Speed Post tariff."

The man of the moment, Takyar who saw this as the win of a common man said that he was glad that better sense has prevailed in postal department.


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