COVID-19 Lockdown: Ola, Uber Resume Cab Services In Over 160 Indian Cities


Ola is giving drivers and prospects an possibility of cancelling the trip if anybody of them is seen not carrying the masks. To keep away from re-circulation of air, the AC might be switched off and home windows might be saved open throughout all rides.


New Delhi: Ride hailing service Ola on Monday mentioned it has resumed regular trip operations in additional than 160 cities with enhanced security protocols relevant with each journey as per the state governments pointers.The firm mentioned that driver-partners working three and four-wheelers on the platform might be out there to serve mobility wants on Ola app, with highest ranges of security precautions in Covid-19 delicate states like Karnataka, Telangana, Delhi, Haryana, Chandigarh, Punjab, Tamil Nadu (besides Chennai), Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, and Assam.

The security protocols embody “compulsory mask usage for driver-partners and passengers, complete sanitization of cars post-trips, adhering to social distancing norms by limiting to two passengers per ride amongst other key steps through our ’10 Steps to a Safer Ride’ initiative,” an organization spokesperson mentioned in an announcement.

Ola autos won’t function to and from authorities recognized purple or containment zones.

“All driver-partners are required to wear masks and need to authenticate this before the start of every ride by sharing a selfie through their partner app,” mentioned Ola.

Ola is giving drivers and prospects an possibility of cancelling the trip if anybody of them is seen not carrying the masks. To keep away from re-circulation of air, the AC might be switched off and home windows might be saved open throughout all rides.

Meanwhile, Uber India mentioned it has resumed trip companies in 34 cities. The firm mentioned that riders will consistently be notified with additional info and the standing of particular cities by way of its app.

Among the cities when Uber has resumed operations are Gurugram, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Faridabad, Ghaziabad, Guwahati, Kochi, Udaipur, Vapi and Visakhapatnam.

Not greater than two riders could be allowed, in addition to the driving force and nobody must be seated proper subsequent to the driving force.

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