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Coronavirus impact: Kerala taxis get fibreglass partitions

Team OD  | Updated: May 07, 2020, 10:45 PM IST

As the nation gradually reboots daily activities, there are preventive measures taken at every step to curtail the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic. This is what OVERDRIVE suggested a while ago. As a part of these safety procedures, taxis in Kerala get fibreglass partitions to protect the driver as well as the passenger along with few other mandatory norms. The fibreglass partition is easy to install and it maintains a layer of protection between the passenger and the driver. The passengers will have to sanitise their hands using a sanitiser that will be provided by the driver and only then will they be allowed to open the doors and enter the car.

No passenger will sit in front with the driver and only two passengers will be allowed at the rear for each ride. The passengers must wear a mask and the driver will have to wear a mask along with gloves. The air conditioner will not be used during the ride as it may facilitate the spread of the Virus, all windows will be kept open during the ride. The norms also mention that all transactions will be cashless for every ride as it helps with minimum physical contact between the driver and the passenger. Drivers will clean the car after every ride so that it is safe for the next passenger and it also reduces the risk of contracting the virus.

These measures have been taken to contain the spread of the virus and similar initiatives are being taken by Ola as they resume their services in orange and green zones. As manufacturers also reboot their operations in a phased manner, they have also adopted preventive measures to stop the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic.

Tags: Ola  |  taxi  |  services  |  lockdown  |  Coronavirus  |  coronavirus pandemic  |  Covid-19  |  Kerala
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