BENGALURU: As the life-threatening coronavirus infection continues to grip the nation, Ola cabs India's private transportation company has barred shared rides facility. The action has been taken temporarily so that the company can do its bit towards containing and stabilising the growing cases of the coronavirus. On a global level, the disease has already caused over 10,000 deaths. As per a statement given by Ola, the 'Ola Share' facility has been suspended on a temporary level until further notice.
The statement read, "In our efforts to curb the spread of COVID-19, we are temporarily suspending the 'Ola Share' category until further notice."
The 'Ola share' feature would help different customers book the same vehicle if they are headed to the same destination, of if their destination is along the way of where the ride is headed. The prices under ola share were also pocket friendly. As this feature has now been discontinued, it will help the individuals practice social distancing, which is being highly encouraged by the government in order to fight off and control the coronavirus outbreak, which is spreading across the nation like wildfire.
The company, however, said that no changes have made in the micro, mini and prime options and will continue to provide rides under these options. This also includes rides of rental and outstation services.
As of now, India currently has 219 confirmed cases of the outbreak with 4 deaths.