"Considering the rapid growth of e-commerce business in the country in the recent past, the Department of Posts, through Delhi Postal Circle has taken up a project to establish the e-commerce Centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi," an official statement said on Friday.

This processing centre will handle exclusively all the e-commerce business. "The e-commerce Centre at Safdarjang, New Delhi is to be dedicated to the Nation by Ravi Shankar Prasad, Hon'ble Minister of Communications and Information Technology on 11th May 2015," the statement said.

The centre is capable of handling 30000 parcels or articles per day and parcels collected from the e-commerce customers, processed and dispatched within 24 hours to respective destination through quickest available flight or train, as the case may be.

"The leading e-commerce customers, Amazon, Paytm, Yepme, Snapdeal, etc are already availing the benefits of fast, reliable and safe processing of their e-commerce parcels at the newly established e-commerce Centre at Safdarjang in New Delhi," the statement said.

India Post will also launch a mobile application for android phones that will help people in real time tracking of accountable articles, post office search, postage calculator, etc through mobile phone.

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