With no fixed income, food delivery boys forced to deliver liquor, cigs to customers in Nagpur

Nagpur: Now here’s is another shocking revelation in the series of loopholes bothering majority of app based food delivery companies like Zomato, Uber Eats and Swiggy. These online food delivery apps which aim to serve food at your door steps can pitch in bottle of liquor or pack of cigarettes if you’re willing pay delivery boys few extra bucks. The online food delivery boys, who often creates ruckus on roads by violating traffic norms, have sparked another controversy in city as they have been alleged of porting few unsolicited goodies to their customers in exchange for money.

It is not yet clear whether the companies do have any knowledge about these activities.

In the process of delivery, delivery boys give you a call after receiving your food parcel from a local restaurant. However lured with a promise of extra money if you express your demand to pitch in any extra demands, the chances are bright that the delivery boys may serve those things along with your order.

Despite being tied up a schedule that involves continuous commute across various areas in the city for hours, the food delivery boys are deprived of a fixed salary and other benefits like PF which has resulted in the blooming of such affairs, informed a source from Uber Eats to Nagpur Today.

“Our income is basically a commission we receive on our delivered orders. More we delivers orders more we earn as commission. However with increase in petrol prices and pressure to meet the ends or run families, some of us are forced to accept such demands, as it promises quick returns.”

When Nagpur Today contacted Milind Deshpande, assistance commissioner, he said FDA does not have any sort of clues regarding this matter or authority to address about this matter and directed us towards excise department.

However when Nagpur Today took matter to Swati Kakde, Superintendent, Excise department, she abruptly hang up the call before hearing the matter out. Despite series of attempts she remained unavailable for the comment.

By Shubham Nagdeve