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13-year-old starts huge startup

13-year-old starts huge startup

One day, Tilak Mehta forgot his stack of school books at his uncle’s house, due to an unforgettable football match.

However, he was considerate of his father’s needs. He did not want to bother him by asking him to travel to retrieve his books after a long day’s work.

Mehta still knew the matter was urgent, and this event prompted him to look into the delivery problems that existed in Mumbai.

To solve the city’s delivery issues, he came up with an idea to set up an intracity logistics startup.


Even though Mehta is only 13 years old, he decided to found his own startup and find himself a partner.

Mehta decided to partner his startup, Papers N’ Parcels, with Dabbawalas.

Subhash Talekar, the spokesperson for Dabbawalas, said that their partnership with Papers N’ Parcels is not official.

However, many Dabbawalas are associating with Papers N’ Parcels. They do work for the startup individually after their day’s work, which can earn them some extra money.

Dabbawalas are already known for their exceptional food delivery network.

Therefore, Mehta thought that they would be the perfect candidate to partner with Papers N’ Parcels. The startup can harness their amazing delivery service with the use of technology for courier services.

Papers N’ Parcels was officially launched after four months of operations. Already, there is a Papers N’ Parcels mobile application.

This app is used for day-to-day workings. 200 Mumbaikars are already employed for its delivery services. 300 Dabbawalas are employed as well.

They handle over 1,200 deliveries per day. Papers N’ Parcels has its central hub in Dadar. They deliver parcels of up to 3 kilograms.

The prices range from ₹36 to ₹162, depending on the weight of the parcel.

Both Devendra Fadnavis, the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, and Vinod Tawde, the Minister of Education in Maharashtra, congratulated the 13-year-old boy.

Mehta’s efforts will allow small belongings to be delivered back and forth across Mumbai much more efficiently.

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