Private two wheelers in delivery business to face axe as as government prepares new set of rules for “two wheeler goods vehicles”
Most of us do not have the time to go and do our purchases. For that, we would search for the desired items on the internet and have them delivered straight to our home without any hassle. The ease of use delivery methods and ability to choose from variety of collections were the main reasons behind the success of the E-commerce industry and the mammoth growth of online shopping firms like Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Swiggy, etc.
The quick service methods are also provided by the restaurants in which you can order the wanted food items and get them delivered. It started with the pizza home deliveries and now pretty much anything by the name of a food item can be ordered and purchased online in this light-speed society from anywhere. These swift deliveries are prompted by the presence of private two-wheelers for commercial purposes.
It appears that the government is framing new set of rules to mandate certain acts and they will have the possibilities to affect the quick deliveries by private-owned two wheelers growing in large numbers in recent times. The trend is that the restaurants and e-retailers outsource their product delivery to accelerate the delivery process which has the added advantage of being effective cost-wise.
As the Indian government sets rules under a new category called ‘two wheeler goods vehicles’, the draft notification issued by union road transport ministry went on to explain that the two-wheelers will be fitted with a box in order to carry goods. It is considered that the current rules are widely exploited without any proper measures taken from government side and thus a new rule booklet is required.
The new regulations for the vehicles classified as ‘commercial’ will have to make do with different road taxes, police verification, insurance tariffs, driver badges and periodical fitness certificates. All of them would substantially increase the cost of owning two-wheelers for commercial activities.
With the final notification hasn’t arrived yet, the draft explained that two-wheeler goods vehicles will have to meet certain standards like the bike being 550 mm long and 510 mm wide alongside carrying 30 kg of maximum weight to prevent over-loading. When the regulations are formed, each state government will take the responsibility in implementing them.
Source: ET Auto