Noida: Ban on food delivery after 10 p.m. leaves many IT and BPO workers in awe
The ban on food delivery in Noida after 10 p.m. at night, following the murder of a 38-year-old restaurateur in Greater Noida, numerous employees in information technology (IT) and outsourcing of business processes (BPOs) have been left in a daze.
Over one million IT, BPO and KPO employees in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad. (Representative image)
A large number of employees of Information Technology (IT), Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) and Knowledge Process Outsourcing (KPO) companies face difficulties after police of Gautam Buddha Nagar has banned the delivery of food and take out from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. in Noida and Greater Noida.
The ban was announced following a 38-year-old restaurant owner in Grand Noida gunned down in the store last week, allegedly over a delivery order that was taking longer than expected.
The satellite towns of Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad are a hub of the IT sector and IT services. With most offices operating on a rotating basis due to Covid guidelines, many employees are working from home. But now they are struggling to organize their meals during their night shifts as they work according to their clients in the US, UK and other countries.
Ajit Pandey, a member of the Global Business Services Association (GACS), claimed that many BPOs and KPOs operate on a work-from-home model and those who work according to the UK and US teams find it difficult to order more. food now.
“There are over a million BPO and KPO employees in this field and many of them work on US and UK schedules. These employees usually receive food from the UK. Since the cafeteria is not accessible because they work from home, the ban on home delivery of food after 10pm is causing them problems, ”Pandey said.
Shashank Shekhar Sinha, another technician, said: “People who work at night sleep all day. I share my apartment with technicians who also work at night and we usually order dinner from outside. Since the ban was imposed, we find it difficult to have dinner. We are now ordering dinner for 2 a.m. before 10 p.m. “
Police, however, have claimed that in many recent criminal incidents, delivery people have been involved. Therefore, the ban was imposed until their verification was completed.
“Food delivery has been exempted from the ongoing nighttime curfew due to the coronavirus pandemic. We found numerous criminal cases, including murders and burglaries, in which delivery men were involved. We have removed food delivery from the exempt category until all delivery personnel have been verified. This was done in accordance with state guidelines. In addition, we are trying to understand their network so that they can be monitored as their movement continues until late at night, ”said Ranvijay Singh, Additional DCP, Gautam Budh Nagar.
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