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Covid-19: Uber, Ola suspend services in top cities

Uber has also shut down services in cities such as Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Ranchi, Pune, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ajmer, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Durgapur and Siliguri, among others.

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Last Updated: Mar 24, 2020, 07.58 AM IST
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This comes two days after the central and state governments decided to lockdown 75 districts across the country where Covid-19 cases have been reported.
BENGALURU: Ride-hailing platforms Uber and Ola temporarily suspended their services in India’s top cities including Delhi National Capital Region, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad, complying with government directives in an effort to curb the spread of Covid-19.

While Ola said it will “enable a minimal network of vehicles” to support essential services in cities, Uber said its services across India have been affected. This comes two days after the central and state governments decided to lockdown 75 districts across the country where Covid-19 cases have been reported.

Uber has also shut down services in cities such as Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Ranchi, Pune, Amritsar, Chandigarh, Ajmer, Jaipur, Agra, Lucknow, Durgapur and Siliguri, among others. “This means that, while we will continue to offer services to meet the essential and urgent travel needs of many communities we serve, some or all of Uber’s rides services will not be available till further notice (in some cities),” Uber said. On March 22, Cabinet Secretary Rajiv Gauba had said all efforts should be made to prevent unnecessary travel.

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