Lahore: The government has announced its decision to launch mobile utility store services for people residing in the country’s far-flung areas in a bid to facilitate them in buying rations amid the going coronavirus lockdown, a news source reported.
To provide essential household goods to the citizens concerned, the Utility Stores Corporation (USC) of Pakistan has revealed its decision to extend its Mobile Utility Van Service to far-flung areas. USC Managing Director (MD) Umer Lodhi stated that these mobile utility store services would begin to operate within two days.
The MD said that their utility vans would visit village to village for providing essential food items to people at their doorsteps. He added that they would provide these items on subsidised rates.
Lodhi also highlighted the utility stores situated in urban areas would soon commence with home delivery services. This service would start as soon as the proposal was approved, he said. He added that USC was making full use of the funds provided by the government to ensure adequate supplies of essential items at all of its outlets.