MP Home minister raises road safety, asks Zomato to change 10-minute delivery plan
Home Minister expressed his concern that Zomato's promises of ten-minute delivery may cause to accidents in the city.
Bhopal: The statement which could force food delivery company, Zomato to change its claim of delivering food in ten minutes, at least in Madhya Pradesh.
Home Minister of Madhya Pradesh state believes that the company is putting the life of delivery boys in danger by telling that the company delivers food in ten minutes. Home Minister has stated that the promise has led to accidents in the city.
Narottam Mishra, the Minister in the MP government's promise of delivering food in ten minutes, often forces the delivery boy to violate traffic norms and could also put the lives of other people in danger.
The Minister who seemed to be more ‘concerned’ about the lives of delivery boys and the general public, has urged Zomato to change its promise on time.
“ Zomato will not be allowed to violate traffic rules and the company will be held responsible for the violation of traffic rules and accidents that occur during the instant delivery process”, he warned the company.
Stating that the promise of delivering food in ten minutes is equal to playing with the lives of people, let alone Zomato, no one will be allowed to violate traffic rules in Madhya Pradesh, he said.
The Minister believes that the delivery boys can reach their destinations within ten minutes only by rash and reckless driving.
“The company will be responsible for any mishap and rules’ violation,” the home minister added.
Zomato founder Deepinder Goyal had on Monday announced the company’s plans to start a pilot of ‘Zomato Instant’ with four stations in Gurugram from April.
Amid criticism of the new feature, the online food delivery platform on Tuesday clarified that there are no penalties for late deliveries and no incentives for on-time deliveries for both 10-minute and 30-minute deliveries.
The 10-minute delivery will be for specific nearby locations, the popular and standardised menu only, Goyal had said in a series of tweets.