Swiggy Delivery boy knocks down woman in Hyderabad

Hyderabad: In another case of careless driving in the city, a delivery boy from Swiggy allegedly knocked down a woman as she was coming out of Andhra Bank at SR Nagar, Hyderabad on Friday by driving on the wrong side.

The complainant, Mr Giridhar Purisai took to twitter to show his disappointment about the delivery boy’s reckless driving. He wrote – “This @swiggy_in delivery boy was riding on the wrong side in SR Nagar, Hyderabad and knocked down my wife as she was coming out of Andhra Bank. Sped off from the scene. These people flout all traffic rules for quick delivery so that they can earn more @HYDTP (sic) ”

His wife, Subhashni Giridhar, who was knocked down by the delivery boy also took to Twitter to express her disappointment as she wrote – ” Timmy delivery by #swiggy does not mean in d process #Deliveryboys knock down #pedestrians on d #Hyderabad roads. #strict action should be taken against delivery boys who injure or make #hyderabadi meet with an #accident. #God saved me today. #HYDTP #TrafficRules #Drivezy (sic) ”

 

As of now, there haven’t been any updates from Swiggy whether the delivery boy has been identified or any strict action that has been taken against him for rash driving.

Despite repeated attempts from Newsmeter, Swiggy wasn’t available to comment on the issue.

Although the traffic fines have been increased for violating various traffic rules under the new Motor Vehicle Act, incidents like these keep happening.

The complainant, Mr Giridhar Purisai, also posted a picture of the delivery boy who had knocked his wife down by driving on the wrong side.

According to the revised fines under the new Motor Vehicles Act, the penalty for driving on the wrong side is Rs 500-1000/-. The delivery boy in the picture is seen without a helmet to which a fine of Rs 1000/- and suspension of licence up to 3 months is applicable.

Anurag Mallick

A sports enthusiast, Anurag Mallick is currently working with Newsmeter as a reporter. He is a mass communication graduate from Loyola Academy. He is also a budding presenter and loves talking in front of the camera. His future aim is to discuss cricket professionally. He has earlier interned with a YouTube Channel, "Hind ki Pukaar" where he spoke on various topics infront of the camera. He has also interned with "WrytIn", a content writing platform, where he wrote articles on sports & entertainment. "Lights, Camera, Cricket" is what sums him up. He also loves playing cricket and other sports like Badminton & Volleyball.

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