ALLAHABAD: The Postal department has launched designer envelopes to ensure fast and safe delivery of rakhis, symbolic of girl's love for her brother. These water resistant envelopes are available in various designs and are also resistant to wear and tear.
Director, postal services of Allahabad region, Krishna Kumar Yadav said that these envelopes available in sixes of 11 cm x 22 cm were priced at Rs 7, excluding postage charges.
As these envelopes have been especially designed for the purpose, they are light-weighted and address can be printed or written on it easily. "India Post logo is printed on the upper left portion of these envelopes with Rakhi inscribed in English. The envelopes have a special peel for easy seal and as such there is no need for gum or adhesives. Their special designs will help in sorting and the receiver will also be happy to receive them," he said.
These envelopes are already on sale in GPO and would be made available at all post offices across the region in the next couple of days.
Meanwhile, the department has made special arrangements for Rakshabandhan. Mr. KK Yadav said that department has made arrangements to separate Rakhi Mail from ordinary one. Specific letter boxes and collection boxes have been installed in post offices. Rakhis posts dropped in these boxes are being cleared the same day through special bags to ensure timely delivery. Besides, special labels will be posted on Rakhi envelopes for their prompt delivery. This arrangement will be available up to August 20.