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Zomato Introduces delivery via bicycle : Moving towards Profit, Startup, Environment, foodies & rider friendly

Zomato Introduces delivery via bicycle : Moving towards Profit, Startup, Environment, foodies & rider friendlyZomato’s food delivery CEO Mohit Gupta In a Press Release this Monday, said  “Climate change and environmental challenges are an inalienable reality of the future.” This only went on to emphasise how climate change was real, and there is an alarming need for sustainable development. Keeping this in mind, the food tech giant has recently launched bicycle delivery services with the aim of peddling the future towards sustainable mobility.

It is a well thought out step that is to benefit the society, company, and the startup ecosystem from all angles. How? Let’s take a look at the society angle first.

Environment, foodies & rider friendly

Approximately Zomato has a million orders a day, and the distance traveled is 4.4 kms on each trip. With short distance deliveries by cycles will be both mechanical and electrical pollution reduces significantly, in terms of carbon footprint and noise, in turn, reducing environmental damage.

For the willing riders, this will result in better health, easier navigation in streets and narrow lanes, they will not have to get stuck in traffic, and will face no parking issues as well. These riders, along with a bicycle, will also receive an ergonomic delivery bag, diligent training, and education in on road safety norms at the Zomato Rider University.

Most importantly, it creates an employment opportunity for a large part of the population that doesn’t have a driving license.

Since this service is only applicable on last mile delivery, where orders to be delivered within an average of 2.5 km radius, this means speedier delivery by an efficient delivery fleet.

Profit & startup friendly

When it comes to the company, Zomato has entered into the partnership with several startups operating in the cycling segment like Mobycy, e-HIRAN, Yulu, TNT, and Zoomcar’s PEDL to provide cycles to the fleet.

This, for one, means lower investment in gathering the required number of cycles for the riders, plus a reduction in fuel costs. The cost of training the riders is one time. Further, what the company loses in paying these new set of riders, it shall make up in the reduced fuel costs and the expected increase in scale.

Read More: https://varindia.com/news/zomato-introduces-delivery-via-bicycle–moving-towards-profit-startup-environment-foodies–rider-friendly

MAIT knobs Govt. to resolve E-Waste Complexity

MAIT knobs Govt. to resolve E-Waste Complexity

The Manufacturers’ Association for IT (MAIT) has urged the Ministry of Environment & Forests to address the hindrances in the successful implementation of e-waste management rules.

MAIT had welcomed the announcement of the e-waste rules notified in 2011 and which came into effect in May 2012. The notification aims at the safe handling and disposal of the growing volumes of e-waste in the country.

 

MAIT, in a collaborative approach with the industry, has suggested some measures which were aimed at simplifying procedures, thereby increasing levels of compliance. The ministry had accepted MAIT’s suggestions in principle during the consultative meetings, but no actions have been taken so far.

 

Alok Bharadwaj, President, MAIT, said, “The industry had extended all support to the Government to ensure the successful implementation of the rules. However, it is unfortunate that the apprehensions voiced by MAIT when the Rules were first notified are coming true and in the absence of clarity on certain matters, the industry is not sure if the compliance steps adopted by them will serve the intended purpose. IT is generally highly globalized and organized industry. The decentralized loose multiple authority interfaces is not the best way to achieve the set objectives. The experience of old inspector Raj is beginning to be felt as our members are approaching individual State Pollution Control Boards (SPCBs) with diverse compliance requirements.”