On the outbreak of COVID-19, ride-hailing giants Ola and Uber suspended their services in Delhi/NCR (National Capital Region). Both firms have taken the decision as a government of India lockdown 75 districts with immediate effect.
“In compliance with the government guidelines, we are temporarily suspending all Uber services in your city. This means that Uber rides services will not be available until further notice,” Uber told customers in New Delhi.
An Ola spokesperson also confirmed the suspension of services in few cities. It “will enable a minimal network of vehicles to support essential services.”
Currently, it is not clear how Ola and Uber will support their affected drivers. Both firms have around 1,50,000 drivers in the Delhi/NCR.
State and Central governments are taking each and every effort to contain and spread of COVID-19 in the country. Several states including Punjab and Maharashtra are under curfew. In India, currently, there are 433 cases of COVID-19 and out those 27 are recovered and discharged successfully.