Bengaluru,NFAPost: Quikr, India’s leading internet company focussing on classified advertising, has launched stillopen.in, a portal guiding people to find out various essential utilities open in the nearby localities.
The company’s initiative comes at a time when India is going through a crucial phase as Covid-19 has reached its third phase and widespread reports of people getting affected by the virus are reported.
Quikr’s platform is launched as part of extending a helping hand to the people to stay indoors during the 21-day lockdown period. It is a crucial time for India and the only way to break the chain of infections by staying at home and citizens should step out only when there’s an absolute need for essentials.
According to Quikr official, it is important during this time for people to know which shops are open or closed to save time and do quick shopping in the nearby locality.
“Quikr is ensuring this through stillopen.in by helping people find stores open nearby. Through this initiative, the company helps identify the nearest grocery stores, hospitals and pharmacies, Covid-19 centres, and other stores classified as essentials in real-time,” states the Quiker official.
The platform also allows its users to update store status and hygiene, add information on groceries along with reviews, images and more directly from their smartphones.
It is currently available for access in 23 cities including Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, NaviMumbai, Thane, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Gwalior, Ghaziabad, Faridabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Ahmedabad, Patna, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, and Secunderabad.
The company official also requested people to limit exposure to the virus by staying indoors and it will help prevent the sharp rise in the cases. “Embrace social distancing and stay at home. Use this time to stay indoors and wishlist your favorite products on Quikr,” requests the company via its social media platform.