Odisha: Ola to ferry passengers to hospitals in Twin Cities

Bhubaneswar: In order to ensure hassle-free visit to hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack during the lockdown period, the Odisha government today allowed cab aggregator Ola to run 100 cabs to provide emergency mobility services to the public including doctors, nurses and paramedical staff.

As per an order issued by the State Transport Authority, Odisha, the cab will not carry more than one passenger excluding the driver. In case of a patient, an attendant of the patient can be allowed to ride the vehicle.

The vehicles should operate from point to point without any halt en-route to the designated 83 hospitals in Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.

Driver has to upload the photo and IDs of the passengers to their system for each trip. The persons not having ID with them should not be allowed for any ride, the order added.

Ola will provide the cab registration number, name of the driver and driver’s mobile number to the RTO, Bhubaneswar-1, following which passes will be issued to the vehicles for operation during the lockdown.

Ola driver will upload the photo and IDs of the passengers to their system for each trip. The persons not having ID with them will not be allowed for any ride, the order added.

Ola will also submit a daily report about trips conducted with name, address, mobile number from location to location along with photo and ID of the passengers.

RTO Bhubaneswar 1 and Bhubaneswar II and RTO, Cuttack were asked to monitor the operation.

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