Allot parking space for food delivery executives: Mumbai traffic police to malls
According to the police, as the executives were denied parking space, they had been parking their two-wheelers on roads outside malls, leading to traffic jams, especially in the western suburbsUpdated: May 03, 2019, 00:00 IST
Allocate parking space in the mall premises to food delivery app executives or stop online ordering from your food courts, the Mumbai traffic police recently told the managements of all malls in the city.
According to the police, as the executives were denied parking space, they had been parking their two-wheelers on roads outside malls, leading to traffic jams, especially in the western suburbs. “We had a discussion with the managements of all malls and asked them to either stop online ordering from their food courts and restaurants or provide parking space,” said Amitesh Kumar, joint commissioner of police (traffic). Kumar said all malls have agreed in principle to provide parking space to riders within their premises.
From March 13 to April 25, 5,797 delivery executives were penalised for speeding, riding without helmet and so on.
“Licences of those who have more than five challans pending against them will be suspended. We are in the process of segregating such repeat offenders. Once that is done, we will recommend the RTO to cancel their licences,” said Kumar.
A Zomato spokesperson said, “We have been touch with traffic authorities and are working towards educating our delivery partners about road safety.”
A spokesperson from Uber Eats said they are in touch with traffic police and are working with them to train their riders.
Swiggy did not respond for a comment.