Karnataka Deputy Chief Minister C. N. Ashwath Narayan on Monday stated Indian ridesharing company Ola Cabs has agreed to provide 500 vehicles to the government for transporting doctors and other coronavirus related activities.
Ola Cabs is an Indian ridesharing company, established in 2010.
“Ola Cabs has agreed to give 500 OLA vehicles for #Covid_19 related activities in Karnataka. These vehicles will be used by the government for commute by doctors and Covid 19 related activities. Greatly appreciated move by @olacabs and its CEO @bhash ! #IndiaFightsCorona,” Ashwath Narayan wrote in Twitter.
Announcing lockdown intended at stopping the spread of coronavirus, Karnataka government on March 23 had stated, Ola, Uber, taxis, autorickshaws and other hired services shall not be permitted for passenger transport other than for procuring essential commodities and medical emergencies.
About 1,251 people in India have been confirmed as being infected with the coronavirus. The virus has killed 32 people in the country.