As per Maharashtrian tradition, grandparents gift these to their grandson at birth.
Approximately 5000 dabbawalas deliver over two lakh tiffins across India’s financial capital.
The Moneycontrol Graphic Spot: A look at the Mumbai Dabbawalas which are applauded for their six-sigma efficiency over the last decade.
Currently, over 5,000 people are involved in the delivery of two lakh tiffin boxes in the city. Mumbai Dabbawala Association spokesperson Subhash Talekar said they are in an advanced stage of finalising the new project to deliver parcels within the city.
It is also experimenting with a crowd-sourced delivery model that will connect local sellers and buyers with the help of voluntary delivery personnel, reducing delivery time.
Mumbai's famous ''dabbawalas'' (lunch-box carriers) have supported Baba Ramdev's fast against corruption and black money.