If you find it hard to start your day while sipping morning tea or coffee without the newspaper, then you might have to thank the people who make the night long efforts to get the newspapers at the home. An entire supply chain is at work through the night to deliver your daily dose of news at your doorstep.
To deliver newspapers to your doorsteps at 6 am, then the distribution process starts at 3 am. (This is the peak hour of sleep, isn’t it?)Come what may, none of us will sacrifice sleep in the early morning hours.
Similarly, when Mijaaj.com tried reaching out the vendors/distribution working at night in Ahmedabad for the distribution purpose they came to know that the newspapers get printed around 3 am. Once the paper is out, the distribution team from Panjrapole char rasta and VS Hospital counts the bundles, affix challan/receipt and dispatch them to various depots. The challan contains the name of the salesman, number of copies of each newspaper, depot name, etc.
The newspaper van arrives at the depot between 4 and 5 am. At the depot, the driver and the support staff perform the task of unloading the bundles.
Talking to mijaaj.com, Vibhuti Pandya, agent of the paper distributor at Panjrapole Char Rasta said that, “We come at 12 am in the morning for the initiation of the work. Soon, once the newspapers get printed we pack the bundles and send them through newspapers van’. Adding to it he said around 60,000 to 65,000 copies are being sold every day which includes Gujarat Samachar, Sandesh, Times of India.
“We work from 12 am to 6 am till the newspapers reach at people’s doorstep, he added.
A 9th Std boy from Saint Kabir School helps paper distributors/Vendors at 2 am
Through rain or sunshine, we people have to keep going. Ours is a job that has to go on, irrespective of the situation. Unlike earlier days when the youth would take up newspaper delivery as a side job, today, it is very difficult to find a delivery boy. We have now begun charging people for delivery, as it has become expensive,” says Kruthart Shah, Distributor (VS Hospital).