By Aditi Agrawal and Aroon Deep Update (March 25 5:20 pm): Hyderabad Police is issuing passes to allow e-commerce delivery. Gurugram Police will allow certain delivery companies to operate during lockdown. Several major e-commerce delivery services were either completely booked out, had put a hold on operations, or were otherwise inaccessible, the morning after the Ministry of Home Affairs exempted delivery of all essential goods through e-commerce from the 21-day curfew. This includes delivery of food, pharmaceuticals, and medical equipment. MediaNama attempted to use several of these services in Delhi and Chennai. For larger platforms like Amazon and Flipkart, we attempted to order electronics and (arguably) other non-essential items too. Here are the companies we have covered: Amazon, Flipkart, Grofers, BigBasket, Fresh to Home, Dunzo, D-Mart, Nature's Basket, and Licious. Flipkart Update (March 26 2:15 pm): Flipkart website and app are now accepting orders, but only for groceries. All other products are "temporarily unavailable". Limits have been placed on the quantity of certain staple items (such as pulses and flours) that can be purchased in an order. Also, the earliest delivery slot available in Delhi is for April 2 at the time of publishing. Earlier: Flipkart has "temporarily" suspended its services on its website and app. It is not accepting any new orders on Supermart, its grocery micro-site, and focussing on fulfilling the existing ones. We have reached out to the company for for information. Everything — from an external hard disk to laptop to Harry Potter books to biscuits to…
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