And They Call it “Speed”post…?

There has been lots happening recently behind the scenes at Arastan, despite the lack of blog activity. Unfortunately some things in India can take a lot longer than they ought to. We had a small package to send to a supplier in Srikalahasti, a temple town in Andhra Pradesh, less than 300km from Bangalore. Nothing too complicated, a simple next day delivery, so we used the Indian Post Office’s Speedpost service. Turned out our package was off on a week long grand tour of the state…

Date & Time From Office To Office Event Remarks
02/06/2011 15:50:01 BANGALORE Article Received
02/06/2011 20:02:35 BANGALORE TIRUPATI Article Bagged
02/06/2011 21:24:44 BANGALORE M-34-IN Bag Sent through PVT VAN Scheduled Dep.02/06/2011 21:30:00 hrs.
03/06/2011 18:21:32 ____ TIRUPATI Bag IS Opened
04/06/2011 00:37:50 TIRUPATI SRIKALAHASTI HO Article Bagged
04/06/2011 08:10:19 ____ SRIKALAHASTI Bag IS Opened
04/06/2011 16:46:56 SRIKALAHASTI TIRUPATI Article Bagged
04/06/2011 21:52:04 ____ TIRUPATI Bag IS Opened
05/06/2011 01:17:33 TIRUPATI PANAGAL SO Article Bagged
05/06/2011 05:42:31 TIRUPATI SRIKALAHASTI HO Bag Sent through DMMS Scheduled Dep.05/06/2011 05:35:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 07:37:19 ____ KALIKIRI SO Bag IS Opened
06/06/2011 07:55:42 ____ PONNUR SO Bag IS Opened
06/06/2011 08:19:03 ____ KOVVUR HO Bag IS Opened
06/06/2011 09:01:07 ____ NAGARAM LSG SO Bag IS Opened
06/06/2011 09:07:39 ____ PANAGAL SO Bag IS Opened
06/06/2011 09:24:54 ____ GORANTLA Bag IS Opened
06/06/2011 09:43:21 ____ GALIVEEDU Bag IS Opened
06/06/2011 11:34:09 ____ PEDDA DORNALA Bag IS Opened
06/06/2011 14:00:51 NAKKAPALLE VISAKHAPATNAM Bag Sent through RTC MMS Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 10:03:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 14:31:58 RAZOLE HO VISAKHAPATNAM Bag Sent through APSRTC Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 14:30:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 15:04:22 JOGIPET S.O. HYDERABAD Bag Sent through APSRTC Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 15:24:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 15:07:46 ALAMURU VISAKHAPATNAM Bag Sent through APSRTC Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 14:30:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 15:54:44 CHODAVARAM VISAKHAPATNAM Bag Sent through RTCMMS Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 16:00:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 16:03:26 HOLMESPET CUDDAPAH Bag Sent through GDSMC Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 16:00:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 16:42:40 JYOTHINAGAR LSGSO KARIMNAGAR Bag Sent through RTC Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 17:00:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 17:17:32 ____ MAKAVARAPALEM Bag IS Opened
06/06/2011 17:20:44 NARSAPUR LSG SO ELURU Bag Sent through BUS Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 13:07:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 17:44:35 DHARMAVARAM ANANTAPUR RMS Bag Sent through JMS Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 20:00:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 18:01:30 TIRUPATI TIRUPATI Bag Sent through DMMS Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 05:35:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 18:03:42 GUDUR HEAD OFFICE TIRUPATI Bag Sent through TRAIN Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 18:00:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 18:30:35 NUZVID VIJAYAWADA Bag Sent through APS RTC NUZVID Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 16:00:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 18:45:00 HINDUPUR KURNOOL Article Bagged
06/06/2011 19:18:04 KANDUKUR VIJAYAWADA Bag Sent through RTC BUS Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 16:34:00 hrs.
06/06/2011 19:29:17 MUDDANUR CUDDAPAH Bag Sent through RTCMMS Scheduled Dep.06/06/2011 16:00:00 hrs.
07/06/2011 00:06:14 ____ HYDERABAD Bag IS Opened
07/06/2011 00:13:28 ____ VIJAYAWADA Bag IS Opened
07/06/2011 05:27:10 TIRUPATI TIRUPATI Bag Sent through DMMS Scheduled Dep.07/06/2011 05:35:00 hrs.
07/06/2011 12:21:11 ____ KURNOOL Bag IS Opened
09/06/2011 15:16:07 JANARDHANAPURAM SO MBC VIJAYAWADA Bag Sent through BUS Scheduled Dep.09/06/2011 14:49:00 hrs.

 

Whilst attempting to track it down we spoke to a Post Office Manager in Tirupati and queried why they don’t just give up and return it if they are unable to deliver. His response:

But that is the problem. Our people try on humanitarian grounds to keep on delivering and send it here, there and everywhere

P.S. It did actually arrive on time, and apparently it was the tracking that never got updated!

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