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
Court. As a result of this PIL, the postal department while issuing
an notification has said that speed posts from NCR cities
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
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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