COVID-19: Uber, Ola service suspended in Delhi-NCR till March 31 amid lockdown

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New Delhi: As the national capital goes under lockdown from Monday amid Coronavirus, services of app-based cab service Uber and Ola will not be available in Delhi-NCR till March 31 to contain the spread of coronavirus infection.

The Delhi government on Sunday said the city will be in lockdown from March 23 to 31, under which no public transport, including private buses, taxis and autorickshaws will be allowed.

“Uber is complying with all Central and State Government directives related to its services for containing the spread of Coronavirus,” an Uber spokesperson said in response to a query.

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An Ola spokesperson said the company “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”.

The two companies — which account for a major share of the taxis running in the national capital — had already suspended temporarily their shared rides on their respective platforms.

The Centre and state governments have decided to completely lock down 80 districts across the country where coronavirus cases have been reported.

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