BHUBANESHWAR: The Odisha government has allowed Ola to provide emergency mobility services to and from hospitals in cities of Bhubaneswar and Cuttack during the lockdown period, which has been extended to April 30.
The Transport Commissioner has issued an order allowing Ola to provide 100 cabs for the emergency mobility services to the general public including doctors, nurses and paramedical staff.
Ola will provide the information including the name and mobile number of drivers, vehicle identification number to RTO, Bhubaneswar-I.
The RTO will coordinate with Ola for the issue of passes to the vehicles to function during the lockdown period.
The vehicle mustn't carry more than one passenger excluding the person driving. in case of the patient being too unwell, attendant of the patient might also be allowed.
The vehicle will operate from point to point with no halt en-route to the designated 83 hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
The driver has got to upload a photograph and their IDs of the passengers to their system for every trip. The persons not having IDs with them shouldn't be allowed for any ride.
Ola will deploy the computer system around the clock in the Police control room in consultation with the Commissionerate of Police.
Before this, the cab facility also began its service in Bangalore for non COVID-19 hospital visits for its passengers.