Mumbai Food Delivery System: Dabbawallas of Mumbai, India
Watch the video here; it’s pretty cool and very well done.
“Each day in Mumbai 4000 men in white outfits and matching hats transport 175,000 lunches across the big city.
They retrieve the tiffens (lunch containers) of food from mothers and wives, and bring them (by foot, train, bicycle and even carried on top of their heads) to the office buildings of waiting husbands and sons.
The Dabba Wallas have been doing this since the late 1800s. Despite the unsophisticated mode of transport, the lunches always arrive on time (the error rate is 1 in every 16 million transactions).“
I wonder how much it costs… 🙂