Ola, Uber temporarily suspends all ride services in Delhi till March 31

Eighty cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru are going into complete lockdown this month as India fights to contain the spread of coronavirus.

Written by March 23, 2020 09:06

New Delhi: Services of Ola and Uber will not be available in Delhi till March 31 amid the lockdown announced by the state government to contain the spread of coronavirus infection

“Uber is complying with all Central and State Government directives related to its services for containing the spread of Coronavirus,” an Uber spokesperson said in response to a query.

An Ola spokesperson said the company “will enable a minimal network of vehicles to support essential services in cities, wherever applicable, as part of this national effort to reduce the contagion of COVID-19”.

The two companies — which account for a major share of the taxis running in the national capital — had already suspended temporarily their shared rides on their respective platforms.

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The Centre and state governments have decided to completely lock down 80 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been reported.

Eighty cities including Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai and Bengaluru are going into complete lockdown this month as India fights to contain the spread of coronavirus.