New Delhi: With the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) easing restrictions in select zones across the country, cab aggregators Ola and Uber have resumed services in select cities across India. Note that Ola, Uber services were suspended due to the nationwide lockdown in the country. However, after MHA eased restrictions in some areas, both cab-hailing platforms have resumed services in select cities.
Ola said in its statement, “Complying with the Central Government’s regulations, Ola will only operate in permissible orange and green zones while adhering to the safety norms stipulated by the Ministry of Health. Starting today, operations will be launched in a phased manner across these cities. Ola Emergency services across 15 cities continue to operate as per its existing protocol exclusively for trips to and from hospitals.”
Uber said, “Now, in compliance with government regulations for specific cities and districts, categorised as Orange and Green zones, we’re resuming our services. If you must travel, Uber is ready to serve residents in these zones from Monday, May 4, 2020.”
“Riders will constantly be notified with further information and the status of specific cities through our app. The government has also directed citizens not to step out for non- essential needs between 7 pm and 7 am, until further notice. Our services remain suspended in all cities which fall under the Red zone. However, we’ll continue to serve our communities in this zone with Uber Essential and UberMedic,” it added.
Cities where Uber has resumed services:
1. Green Zone:
2. Orange Zone:
Cities where Ola has resumed services: Ola, on its website, posted a list of over 50 cities in the country where it will resume services- Ola Cabs, Ola Auto and Ola Bike from today. It has also launched a new safety initiative, ‘10 Steps to a Safer Ride’ as operations resume in over 100 cities which are in green and orange zones.
You can check the full list of cities here. Note that Ola Outstation rides have not been resumed in any of the cities. Ola Share also stands suspended for now.