With colourful uniforms and caps, India Post staff is set for a smart makeover
Before e-mails took over, spotting a dakiya on Indian roads was not that hard a thing. However, now when everyone uses instant messaging for being in touch
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That, however, is about to change, given that
The boring khaki will be replaced with a colourful uniform and swanky baseball caps, most probably in the shades of teal, in a fabric which would be more comfortable for postmen and postwomen.
"The current uniform is a mix of 67% polyester and 33% viscose. It is durable and low-maintenance but extremely uncomfortable in our climate. Also, the material for the upper and lower is the same which is not practical," an official told ET. "On a normal day, a postman walks 20-25km with a bag of around 20kg. He needs something more breathable."
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