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Retrieved from ” https: Indabbawalas went on strike for the first time in years to promote and attend a rally by Azad Maidan to support Anna Hazare in his campaign against corruption. On lis MarchPrakash Baly Bachche carried three dabbawalla tiffin crates on his head at one time, which was entered as a Guinness world record.

At each station, boxes are handed over to a local dabbawala, who delivers them. The unsurpassed year-old dabbawallas that feeds Mumbai.

At mid-morning they tour their neighbourhood on foot or by bicycle collecting an daabbawalas of 30 dabbas. Even so, as the convenience of app-based delivery services catches on, will the dabbawalas keep up? Views Read Edit View history. Any more than that would be unforgivable to customers. The whole city can be affected by late deliveries, says Sangle.


Any queries please contact us. DbabawalasDressed in white outfit and traditional Gandhi Cap, Mumbai Army of 5, Dabbawalas fulfilling the hunger of almostMumbaikar with home-cooked food that is lug between home and office daily. Co-founder and CEO Mohit Kumar says they contacted the dabbawalas to get some pointers when they expanded into Mumbai a year ago.

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If a delivery is due at The markings include the railway station to unload the boxes and the destination building delivery address.

And as a cooperative all dabbawalas are equal partners with supervisors called mukadams who are elected. A pre-ordered delivery must arrive on time, however. As well as its on-demand service, Runnr is now experimenting with dabbawalss lunchtime deliveries to big offices in Bangalore — putting it in more direct competition with the ve.

But he thinks any threat is some way off. As the city grew, the demand for Dabba delivery grew too.

Dabbawalas are not afraid to embrace new opportunities, however. This page was last edited on 12 Octoberat Mr Richard Dabbawwlas actually travelled with us, like a Dabbawala and delivered a huge tiffin to his own employees at Virgin, Mumbai. The lunchboxes are picked up in the late morning, delivered predominantly using bicycles and railway trainsand returned empty in the afternoon. The dabbawalas belong almost exclusively to the Vakari community, which worships the Hindu god Vithala.


Each dabbawala is required to contribute a minimum capital in kind, in the form of two bicycles, a wooden crate for the tiffinswhite cotton kurta -pyjamas, and the white Gandhi cap topi. Apparently, at a conference mumvaia reporter asked the president … whether the tiffinwallahs were a six-sigma organization. But there are also more profound reasons for their dedication.

Similar start-ups are gaining popularity in India too. The empty boxes are collected after lunch or the next day and sent back to the respective houses.

And on the crowded streets of Mumbai, trains and bicycles are quicker than cars and motorbikes. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Prince Charles visited us during his visit to India; he had to fit in with our schedule, since our timing was too precise to permit any flexibility.