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If you have an emergency during Chennai lockdown, you can hail an Ola cab

PTI
Published Jun 18, 2020, 5:49 pm IST
Updated Jun 20, 2020, 5:27 pm IST
Trips to and from airports, railways stations and hospitals for non-COVID treatment will be served
Ola said it has mapped over 350 hospitals across the city into the mobile application. (Photo | PTI)
 Ola said it has mapped over 350 hospitals across the city into the mobile application. (Photo | PTI)

Chennai: Ride hailing service Ola on Thursday said it has unveiled an emergency service in its application to serve people after the Tamil Nadu government announced the new phase of lockdown which comes into effect from tomorrow.

The service would enable all non-COVID medical trips and also take people to and from the airport or railway stations during the lockdown, a company statement said.

 

Ola said it has mapped over 350 hospitals across the city into the mobile application and the service would also be available to ferry customers to airports and railway stations vice-versa.

The company said all the driver partners are equipped with hygiene kits and safety equipment among others.  “...following the new guidelines issued by Tamil Nadu government, we are launching ‘Ola Emergency’ services to enable essential mobility for the people of Chennai while following the highest standards of safety and hygiene,” company spokesperson Anand Subramanian said.

 

Ola Emergency cabs would operate with no more than one driver and two passengers. People requiring the service can book a cab by selecting the ‘Ola Emergency’ category to avail the service.

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