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Things To Keep In Mind Before Booking An Ola Or Uber During Lockdown 4.0

If you are planning on booking an Ola or Uber during Lockdown 4.0, go through the set of regulations for both the passenger and the driver. Details inside!


By Priyanka Chakrabarti Published on May 25, 2020, 01:51 PM

Things To Keep In Mind Before Booking An Ola Or Uber During Lockdown 4.0
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As Ola and Uber resume services in India after two months, the cab aggregators have released a set of regulations for both — passenger and driver. This is to ensure the safety of both. Read on to know more. By Kumar Shree

While both ride-hailing platforms have introduced a new set of regulations for passengers as well as drivers, Uber has also introduced many changes to its app. These include a checklist to ensure you are aware of all the safety measures before booking a cab, automatic mask verification for drivers, an updated cancellation policy, health safety education, and so on. Here we list the set of new regulations that both the companies have released.


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For Passengers

  • Always put a mask on before entering the cab.
  • Occupy the back seat only.
  • Load and unload your luggage by yourself.
  • Sanitise your hand before and after entering the vehicle.
  • Try to sanitise the door handle before and after using the cab.

For Drivers

  • Disinfect the cab after each ride.
  • Take in a maximum of two passengers for a ride, where both must occupy the rear seat.
  • Pooling services still stand discontinued.
  • Use the vehicle’s AC only in fresh-air mode.


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While both the companies are trying to implement all safety measures and ensuring the application through technology, your participation is critical. In case you feel like the safety is being compromised, feel free to cancel the ride and book the next one. Uber’s updated cancellation policy allows you to give feedback about the same. Make sure to go through the checklists by both the companies and keep yourself updated about all the precautionary measures to be a safe and informed rider.

Related: #StepAhead: Oberoi Hotels Enhances Its Health & Safety Programme For Post-Corona Travels

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