Life after COVID-19 lockdown: 5 things you should keep in mind while taking cabs
At this point, cab remains a relatively safer option against any other public mode of transport where you are likely to come in contact with several people.
We all are wondering how life would be once the coronavirus lockdown is over. There is another raging debate on the nature of the 'new normal'. Amid all this, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has eased restrictions in select zones across the country, allowing resumption of certain operations, including cab services. At this point, cab remains a relatively safer option against any other public mode of transport where you are likely to come in contact with several people.
However, your cab rides post the coronavirus lockdown won’t be same as before. To ensure that you are safe, certain precautions will have to be taken, at least for the next few months. Ola has come up with guidelines for passengers encouraging them to practice social distancing, sanitization measures and personal hygiene etiquette at all times.
Here are five things you must practice to have safer rides -
Wearing a mask is compulsory: All customers boarding the cab need to wear masks and should sanitize before and after every ride.
AC to be switched off: To avoid re-circulation of air, the AC will be switched off and windows will be kept open during all rides.
2 passengers per car: Only two passengers per ride will be allowed in the cab. They will also be urged to sit by the windows on the rear of the car.
Load and unload luggage themselves: To help maintain social distancing, customers are urged to load and unload luggage themselves.
Cashless payments: Customers are encouraged to make cashless payments for the rides to avoid any unnecessary contact.
The number of coronavirus cases in India have been on a rise. The government had announced an initial lockdown of 21 days on March 25 to tackle the situation. Since then, it has been extended twice – for two weeks each.
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