J&K postal dept to deliver dry fruits, saffron

People worldwide will now find it easy to get Kashmiri saffron and dry fruits delivered at their doorsteps through online booking through an initiative of the Jammu and Kashmir Postal department here.

Last Updated: Jun 12, 2012, 14:57 PM IST

Srinagar: People worldwide will now find it easy to get Kashmiri saffron and dry fruits delivered at their doorsteps through online booking through an initiative of the Jammu and Kashmir Postal department here.

"Under the scheme `Gift Post` people around the world can book their order for Kashmiri saffrons, almonds and dry fruits, through an online service and the delivery will be done through the postal services department," Chief Post Master General of Jammu and Kashmir circle John Samuel told reporters today.

"If a person in London wants to have Kashmiri saffron, he can access our website, book the order and we will order it from the Srinagar GPO," he said.

Another scheme `Expressions` launched for the residents of Srinagar will enable them to deliver a bouquet, chocolates or a cake to their dear ones within the city, after booking from the post departments.

"A person can book bouquets or anything else and we will arrange the delivery on a specific date and time," Samuel said.

He said the service is specially meant for birthday and anniversary events, but can also be used for religious or community events.

Samuel said the postal services department offers a choice of three types of bouquets costing between Rs 500 to Rs 700 and three varieties of cakes in this scheme.

PTI