Post is toast

PARBAT: The increasing use of email, internet and mobile phone is slowing replacing traditional postal service in Parbat district. Internet has dramatically changed the way people communicate and postal service is feeling the effect of this expanding technology in the districts. According to the District Postal Service, it used to receive 100 registered letters daily a few years ago but now merely 40 letters are registered, evidence that the new technology is steadily replacing the old one. Gopal Adhikari, an official at the office, said the flow of parcels and newspapers has not come down but the number of outgoing and incoming letters has drastically dropped.