#Coronavirus: Grocery App Throws Away 15K Ltrs Milk, 10K Kg Veg As Cops Beat ECommerce Delivery Boys
In the last 24 hours, massive misinformation and ambiguity have reigned in, regarding the delivery of ecommerce orders.
After the nation-wide lockdown was announced, ecommerce portals are not able to deliver goods.
Police Not Allowing eCommerce Delivery
As per reports coming in from Delhi, Hyderabad, Bengaluru and other metropolis, police were seen beating and stopping ecommerce delivery boys, which has resulted in massive wastage of food items.
Reports state that one grocery app had to dump 15,000 litres of milk and 10,000 kgs of vegetables, as the cops didn’t allow the supply to happen.
And these are some pictures of brutality across cities like Mumbai and Delhi today. Delivery folks who were trying to deliver food and medicines.. clearly they don’t understand on ground what are essential services.. @narendramodi @CMOMaharashtra pic.twitter.com/uYmLr9oXjb— Samidha Sharma (@samidhas) March 24, 2020
Pretty strange, and unfortunate, since PM Modi and Govt of India has clearly stated that delivery of all essential goods via ecommerce portals should be allowed during the coronavirus lockdown.
K Ganesh, who is a promoter of online platforms like BigBasket, FreshMenu and Portea Medical said, “The cop there does not know that it’s an essential service, he has no mechanism to allow and disallow somebody. In many cases, they are being harsh, they are beating up people. In Kerala, one of our health workers going to service a patient was arrested,”
11,000 Litres Milk, 10,000 Kgs Vegetable Dumped
Milkbasket has stated that they had to dump 11,000 litres of milk, and 10,000 kgs of vegetables, since they had to stop the delivery in Noida, Hyderabad and Gurgaon, as the cops wont allow them.
Delivery boys are being beaten up. Arjun Jaiswal, founder of Baking Bad, a pizza delivery chain in Delhi NCR said that cops beat their delivery executives.
@PMOIndia @cmohry @narendramodi @BJP4Haryana #milkbasket why milkbasket delivery guys are being harassed? Ain't milk and groceries considered as essentials? During the lockdown time, when there is so much of shortage of all the essentials, they had to dump 1000s of litres of milk pic.twitter.com/AnkC3XGMQN— Swati Walia (@Swati_w) March 24, 2020
He said, “In the East on Kailash area in south Delhi, delivery boy riding bikes are being lathi-charged. In Noida, their phones were taken away while they tried to show proof. There is complete chaos.”
As per some reports, Gurgaon and Karnataka has allowed the delivery by ecommerce portals.
More details are awaited.
Meanwhile, stay safe, and stay indoor. This is the only way to stop the spread of coronavirus.
We will keep you updated, as more details come in.