Monday, 9 November 2015

Any rules to check speed of pizza delivery boys, asks HC

LUCKNOW: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has asked the UP transport department if it has framed guidelines to check the menacing speed at which pizza delivery boys ride their motorbikes.

A PIL was filed before the high court pleading that such bikes are hazardous to commuters' lives as delivery boys drive recklessly to beat their deadline to reach customers. It also pleaded that these bikes are not registered as commercial vehicles and so cause loss to the state exchequer.

Admitting that the issue pertains to the public, a bench of Chief Justice DY Chandrachud and Justice SN Shukla directed principal secretary of transport department to reply if any guidelines exist on plying of two-wheelers for commercial purposes.

The next hearing is scheduled on December 17.

The bench indicated that if there are no guidelines then the government may issue necessary notification by December 17.

The court's directive came on a PIL moved by Ayush Saran. Petitioner's counsel MM Srivastava said on the basis of a notification issued by the Union transport and highways ministry, the regional transport office Mumbai had issued a circular on November 5, 2004, to curb the menacing speed of the pizza and online companies delivery boys. The petitioner has asked for similar guidelines in Uttar Pradesh.

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