New Delhi, Sept. 7 -- Online food delivery and restaurant discovery platform Zomato has laid off 540 employees at the company's head office in Gurugram across its customer, merchant and delivery partner support teams, in what can be seen as the largest round of firing at the food aggregator, which is looking to reduce redundancies in back-end support roles.

"Today, we let go of 541 people (or 10% of Zomato's strength) across these support teams - based out of our offices in Gurgaon," the company said in a response to queries from Mint on Saturday.

The company has extended 2-4 months of severance pay to employees laid off over the weekend.

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