Bhubaneswar: Two women were killed and 10 other people were injured in a stampede during the Rath Yatra in Odisha’s temple city of Puri on Saturday, police said.
The stampede occurred during the pulling of the chariots of the deities — Lord Jagannath, Balarama and Subhadra — between the Market and Balagandi Chhaks areas.
“We came to know from hospital sources that one woman, about 65 years old, was killed while some have sustained serious injuries,” Director General of Police Sanjeev Marik told IANS. Later, police said another woman died in the incident.
The police chief said two critically injured people were taken to the SCB Medical College and Hospital in Cuttack, while the others were taken to a hospital in Puri.
India Post has partnered with IT services firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to become a multi-service digital hub, modernize the delivery of mail and packages, enhance customer experience and launch innovative services.
TCS on Monday said it has implemented its Point of Sale (PoS) solution across 24,000 post offices with over 80,000 PoS terminals, making this among the largest such implementations in the world.
Additionally, it has built a web portal with consignment tracking capabilities and set up a multi-lingual call centre for customer support, the company added.
To enable India Post to benefit from the burgeoning e-commerce opportunity, while fulfilling a vital social obligation, the web portal has an e-marketplace to help rural artisans, self-help groups and women entrepreneurs reach out to buyers throughout the country.
“In a digital era, postal services across the world are reinventing themselves to stay relevant to a new generation,” Debashis Ghosh, Business Group Head – Public Services, TCS, said in a statement.
“We are proud to have partnered with the Department of Posts in this pioneering, mission mode initiative to build a world class, future-ready digital platform that the nation can be proud of,” Ghosh added.
At the heart of this transformation is the Core System Integration (CSI) programme designed and implemented by TCS, the company said.
This involved deploying an integrated Enterprise resource planning (ERP) solution that caters to mail operations, finance and accounting, and HR functions, and connects its vast network of more than 150,000 post offices.
It supports the HR needs of over 500,000 employees, services over 40,000 concurrent users and processes over three million postal transactions a day, TCS said. (IANS)