Pizza and other food delivery bikes could soon get a "legalised" design as planned by the government.
According to a report in The Times of India, the Central Motor Vehicle (CMV) Rules is expected to come out soon with a "legalized" design for food delivery bikes fitted with a box to carry the items.
The CMV Rules 1989 does not allow any change in the design of motorcycles to deliver pizzas and other items. "So, in fact all bikes at present delivering pizzas and other stuff are plying illegally," an official of regional transport office (RTO) told TOI.
A primary notification on the design of the bikes released by the Union ministry of road transport and highways states, "A box not exceeding 550mm in length, 510mm in width and 500mm in height may be fitted on a motor cycle for carriage of any items: provided also that no pillion rider shall be allowed on a motor cycle on which a box as specified has been fitted."
The ministry has also sought responses from the states on this issue, adds the report.