The strike by drivers of cab aggregators may cause hardships to large number of commuters as Metro train services are yet to resume and buses are running at reduced capacity amid COVID-19.
In May this year, ride hailing major Ola had announced laying off 1,400 employees from rides, financial services and foods business as its revenues had declined due to coronavirus-induced lockdown.
The Bengaluru-based company operates in more than 250 cities across India, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK.
All vehicle interiors are thoroughly wiped down in front of the drivers to instill proper sanitisation process before every trip, Ola said.
This partnership will also enable PhonePe to offer their services to millions of customers on the Ola platform.
Customers can choose to voluntarily tip their drivers and the amount will be credited to the drivers' account in its entirety as part of the regular earnings cycle.
Ola says they have mapped over 350 hospitals across Chennai into the app and the service will also be available for customers who need to travel to and from Airports and Railway stations.
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.
Manoj, a driver who works with both Ola and Uber, revealed that all that he has received is a mask and a bottle of hand sanitiser.
Along with Pune, Ola will also be offering its services across major cities such as Mumbai, Nashik, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Solapur, and Amravati.
Ola said it has set up a network of over 500 fumigation centres across the country at various hotspots and airports, to enable mandatory fumigation for all vehicles every 48 hours.
The Karnataka government has disbursed one-time payment of Rs 5,000 to over 27,000 auto and taxi drivers, providing relief to the sector hit hard by the lockdown.
Earlier, Ola had resumed operations across other major cities in Tamil Nadu including Coimbatore, Madurai, Trichy and Salem
Ola Electric hopes to leverage the Dutch firm's vehicle development experience with leading automotive companies like Tesla, General Motors, Ferrari, Jaguar, and BMW.
'We are working closely with the team at the Indira Gandhi International Airport to ensure strict adherence to the COVID-19 guidelines,' Anand Subramanian, spokesperson at Ola, said.