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Ola & Uber Suspend Services in Delhi Till 31 March Amid Lockdown 

Ola & Uber has earlier suspended their ride-sharing services in Delhi.

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The city will be under a lockdown where no private cabs or transport will be allowed in the city.
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The Delhi government has suspended all public transport including private vehicles, taxis and auto-rickshaws from entering Delhi.

Ride-hailing services like Ola and Uber have suspended their services amid this lockdown due to the coronavirus pandemic which has claimed the lives of more than 10,000 people globally.

People will not be able to avail of these services as Delhi will be on lockdown starting from 6 am on 23 March till midnight on 31 March.

A notification that was sent by Uber on the suspension of services.
A notification that was sent by Uber on the suspension of services.
(Photo: Uber app screenshot)
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Uber has suspended all services in Delhi.
Uber has suspended all services in Delhi.
(Photo: Uber app screenshot)

The companies which offer the most number of shared-ride mobility services in the capital have already suspended that particular services, however, the central government has deemed this as an emergency and both parties have been asked to shut down their services entirely.

Surprisingly, some options like Bike and Auto are still available on Ola.
Surprisingly, some options like Bike and Auto are still available on Ola.
(Photo: The Quint)

At one end while Uber has announced a complete suspension of their services, Ola said it will still be enabling a “minimal network of vehicles to support essential services.”

“Uber is complying with all Central and State Government directives related to its services for containing the spread of Coronavirus,”
Uber spokesperson
“We 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”.   
Ola spokesperson

Yesterday, the centre had decided to lockdown 80 districts in the country which have been affected by the coronavirus. In an attempt to contain the spread it was agreed that it was essential for the movement of non-essential passenger transport to be curbed.

The government has announced at all city borders will remain sealed during the lockdown and only vehicles related to health, food, water, and power supply will be allowed to pass.

Also, 25 percent of the DTC buses will operate in order to assisted people related to essential services.

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