Ola restarts services in 100 cities in green and orange zones
Ola has resumed its operations in over 100 cities across the country that are in orange and green zones. The facility has been resumed with new guidelines to protect the driver and the passengers. The rider and the passenger will have to wear a mask and both parties can cancel the ride if one of them is not adhering to these protective measures. Drivers will sanitise door handles and seats after every ride.
The guidelines also include that only two passengers are allowed per ride and the passengers themselves have to load and unload their luggage. Air conditioners will not be used, and cashless transactions will be more appreciated as it reduces the potential risk. Driver-partners are required to send a selfie of them wearing a mask before every ride, using the Ola app. Driver-partners can get sanitation kits, masks and disinfectants at the company's walk-in centres. Ola emergency facility is still active in 15 cities, these are rides to the hospital for emergency purposes only.
With cab service resumed in orange and green zones, people can now travel easily and things will slowly move to normalcy. The red zones are still off-limits and will continue to be so until the situation is under control. Meanwhile, the rest of the country can gradually start functioning and with low capacity so that a relapse is not triggered. We can slowly expect Uber and other transport companies to resume their services at low-risk areas with protective measures.