Zomato recently got slapped with a fine of Rs 1 lakh following an inspection by the Greater Chennai Corporation as part of its anti-mosquito operation. It is reported that delivery bags that were strewn all over the terrace of the office by its delivery executives were breeding mosquitoes.
Health officials who were inspecting the premises discovered that the discarded delivery bags had stagnant water in them where mosquitoes were breeding.
The food delivery company will be paying up the fine by 23 October.
This is not the first time Zomato has had to pay a fine. Not long ago, the Company along with a hotel was fined for a different reason. It was fined Rs 55,000 for delivering a non-vegetarian dish to a customer who was observing a fast and had ordered a vegetarian dish to break his fast. The lawyer, who had ordered butter paneer masala was delivered butter chicken.
After confronting the delivery boy and discussing with the hotel, the latter agreed to replace the dish. However, the second time around, the lawyer again received butter chicken whereas the receipt was for paneer butter masala!
The fasting customer had been served non-veg twice. Apparently he had eaten the dish since both were similar in appearance.
A consumer court in Pune fined the hotel as well as Zomato Rs 50,000 for inefficient and poor service and Rs 5000 for harassment and hurting the religious sentiments of a customer.