Ola Starts Airport Rides In These 22 Cities As Domestic Flights Resume; Rules For Riders?
Amidst the lockdown 4.0, domestic air travel in India began from May 25 while following safety protocols. The cab-aggregator has thus begun operating cabs to and from airports ‘with enhanced safety protocols.’
As domestic travel resumed across the country, Ola has resumed its airport services across 22 Indian cities.
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In which cities has Ola resumed operations?
Ola has resumed operations for airport trips in Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Amritsar, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Guwahati, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Madurai, Mangalore, Patna, Raipur, Ranchi, Varanasi, and Visakhapatnam.
Ola’s 10-Step Initiative!
The cab-hailing company said, “Ola will place specially trained staff to perform car fumigation, temperature checks for driver-partners, and a car audit before every pick-up so customers can have peace of mind before they step into the car. Across all other cities, Ola will be regularly sanitising cars and monitoring the driver’s health status as part of its ‘10 steps to a safer ride’ initiative.”
The company has issued 5 precautions for driver-partners and 5 precautions for customers as part of its 10-step initiative.
The driver-partners are prohibited from operation in the containment zones. The drivers are also required to wear masks and will need to authenticate this before the start of every ride by sharing a selfie through the driver-partner app. The vehicles will also be equipped with necessary essentials including hygiene kit.
Furthermore, the cab service has also enabled flexible cancellations for driver-partners and customers. This lets both the parties cancel the ride if the other is not wearing a mask.
As for the customers, the steps include using the service for not more than 2 people at a time. The air conditioning in the car will remain switched off. Furthermore, the customers will have to load and unload their luggage from the cab by themselves. They will also be mandated to follow certain social distancing guidelines.
Ola has also urged the customers to opt for cashless payments.