Zomato Fined Rs 10,000 For Cancelling Customer's Pizza Order

The State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission of Chandigarh has ordered the Indian online food delivery platform to pay ₹10,000 to a customer whose pizza order was cancelled back in 2020.

 In addition, the food delivery platform will also have to serve a free meal to the customer.

 The cancellation of the order by the company was in violation of their campaign, “Zomato users will now get their food on time guaranteed or get their money back.”

The incident happened with a man named Ajay Kumar Sharma. As per his complaint, he placed a pizza order from Italy Treat Pizza using Zomato’s app at around 10:15 pm

made an online payment of the bill which amounted to ₹287, through Paytm. The bill was inclusive of taxes and ₹10 for on-time delivery. 

However, Zomato could not deliver the pizza and Sharma received a message that his order has been cancelled

However, Zomato could not deliver the pizza and Sharma received a message that his order has been cancelled
A refund process was also said to be initiated.

However, Zomato could not deliver the pizza and Sharma received a message that his order has been cancelled
A refund process was also said to be initiated.

the amount had been refunded, the angry customer asked Zomato to either keep their promise of on-time delivery or pull back their campaign

Alleging unfair trade practices, Sharma filed a complaint before the district commission which dismissed it in the preliminary stage.

He then went ahead to appeal before the state commission. He also made a complaint to the Chief Commissioner of the Consumer Protection Authority in New Delhi.

The penalty order was given by President Justice Raj Shekhar Attri and Member Justice Rajesh K Arya

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