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Metro rail stations getting smart delivery lockers

Staff Correspondent
30 Apr 2023 20:43:54 | Update: 30 Apr 2023 20:54:26
Metro rail stations getting smart delivery lockers
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A new smart delivery locker service – developed and operated by Bangladesh’s own technology – will be launched soon at the metro rail stations.

In this regard, Project Director (Joint Secretary) of a2i Dewan Muhammad Humayun Kabir and Dhaka Mass Transit Company Ltd (DMTCL) Secretary Muhammad Abdur Rauf signed an agreement on behalf of their institutions in Dhaka’s Probashi Kallyan Bhaban on Sunday.

Through this automatic delivery box, passengers can collect their products ordered on e-commerce platforms without the presence of a deliveryman, read a press release.

Speaking as the chief guest at the signing ceremony, DMTCL Managing Director MAN Siddique said, “To ensure safety, we have installed CCTV and facial recognition equipment. At the moment, we are working to ensure IT efficiency for the metro rail police force.

“MRT will be there to support such initiatives. The citizens will benefit from this in the coming days.”

Under this agreement, the a2i will conditionally use certain spaces in all metro rail stations under the MRT-6 on a commercial basis, which will be subject to the terms and conditions set out in DMTCL's Rent/Lease Policy 2023.

IoT (internet of things) technology will be used to deploy and manage the infrastructure of country's first smart delivery locker system.

These spaces will be used to ensure cost-effective delivery of various government emergency services, including facilitating, expediting payment and e-ticketing services.

Senior officials of DMTCL and a2i also were present at Sunday’s event.