Delhi: India’s biggest online retail giant Flipkard has said it’s going to start delivering Indian Express-branded cars, taxis and buses in the country by 2020.
The move follows the recent decision by Flipkar to add two more states to its network, and is in line with the company’s efforts to increase its footprint in the nation.
According to Flipkarts chief executive Amit Agarwal, the new fleet of buses will include more than 50 models including the new Flipkara, which is already being used in some Indian cities, and the Flipkari, which Flipkarta will be rolling out to other cities.
Flipkare said it will roll out the Flipka bus by the end of 2019.
“Our mission is to become the world’s largest e-commerce platform by 2020, and we are committed to making India the fastest-growing country in the world by 2020,” Agarwalsays in a statement.
Flipkard’s Indian Express service has been around for years, but has been largely shuttered in the last two years due to a series of safety incidents.
India’s biggest retailer has been criticised for its lack of customer service and for its poor customer satisfaction ratings.
The Indian Express network has been operating in only 10 cities, mainly in states with large populations.