Lockdown 5: Cab services resume at Pune airport, multiple options for people now

Cab services start in Pune Pimpri Chinchwad
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Pune, June 9, 2020: Citizens were inconvenienced to travel from different parts of the city to the Pune airport and from there back to other parts of Pune city and Pimpri Chinchwad. Therefore, permission was sought by the cab service providers and now Ola, Uber, Book My Cab are providing cab services to and from the airport.



In the first phase, Book My Cab has provided more than 250 vehicles including autorickshaws and cars. In the second phase, 1000 vehicles will be made available based on customer feedback. The company’s app will give cab and taxi drivers a chance to earn 30 to 40 per cent more. It has also got a feature wherein the customer pays the fare directly to the driver. Therefore, drivers are not afraid of service charges and huge commissions being deducted. For the safety of the customers, the company has created a new mobile app called Book2Ride.



Ola has also resumed services in the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) area for essential travel needs, and it is fully operational in Pimpri Chinchwad. “We expect our drivers to wear a mask during all rides. We monitor this closely with a selfie-authentication process. All our cars are fumigated three times a week, maintaining the highest hygiene standards. Every ride comes with a protective screen, to keep both you, and your driver safe. Every driver undergoes frequent temperature checks. If their temperature is higher than normal, they are asked to stop driving. Our cars are scrubbed and sanitised for your safety, before every ride”, Ola stated in a message.



Uber today announced the resumption of its airport transportation services in Mumbai and Pune, following the resumption of domestic air travel. This enables riders to access UberGo, Uber Premier and Uber XL services for safe, reliable and convenient airport travel needs, as permitted by government guidelines.



To further enhance the safety of its riders and Driver Partners, Uber also announced the setting up of Airport Sanitisation Hubs at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport (CSIA), Mumbai (BOM Airport) in partnership Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL) and Pune Airport, Pune (PNQ Airport) in partnership with Pune International Airport, respectively.



Under these partnerships, all cars will be disinfected before every single trip, using state-of-the-art equipment and disinfectants, for setting exemplary safety standards for riders and drivers at Uber pickup zones. Earlier, Uber had set up similar airport sanitisation hubs at the Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad Airports.



Sharing details of the partnerships, Pavan Vaish, Head of Central Operations, Uber India and South Asia, said, “As cities begin to reopen and people start moving again, Uber is committed to providing exemplary safety standards for its riders and drivers. During the past few months, we have constantly improved our safety procedures and product experience to prevent contamination risks and to reinforce a deeply embedded bond of trust with riders and drivers. We believe our partnership with Mumbai International Airport Private Limited (MIAL) and Pune International Airport to set up sanitisation hubs will be critical in providing our riders and drivers much-needed safety assurances and peace of mind.”



While the sanitisation hubs will offer contactless service, Uber will also be offering riders digital and contactless payment options. As per Uber’s policy, face masks are mandatory for both drivers and riders. Disinfected car doors and boots will be opened only by drivers to minimise rider contact. Riders, in turn, will be expected to handle their own luggage.