The newspaper delivery supply chain may face a severe challenge across the country as newspaper vendor associations may suspend deliveries.
The physical print editions of Times of India, Hindustan Times and others were not available in Mumbai as the vendor associations decided to suspend the delivery services.
There is no physical edition of HT in Mumbai today on account of restrictions aimed at preventing the spread of Covid-19 that have made it difficult for our distribution partners to deliver newspapers. There is, however, an e-paper edition at https://t.co/c1y2BpIZFH.â€” sukumar ranganathan (@HT_Ed) March 23, 2020
Dear readers, in light of the restrictions implemented in Mumbai to curb the outbreak of #coronavirus, we regret to inform you that your favourite newspaper will not be available in the city on Monday. 1/2â€” The Hindu-Mumbai (@THMumbai) March 22, 2020
Mumbai has been put under a partial lockdown to contain the spread of the coronavirus. Only essential services are available.
In Delhi, there has been an irregularity in the delivery of newspapers. Several areas of the capital and NCR did not get newspapers on Sunday. On Monday as well, there was very limited delivery.
The Delhi government has put the capital under a strict lockdown and only essential services are available.
Sanjeev Bhargava, Brand Director, Times of India, said it's a temporary issue arising due to miscommunication between the two parties. "Hopefully, the issue would be resolved tomorrow," he told BestMediaInfo.com.