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Ride-sharing services off from today

  • Staff Correspondent
  • 26 March, 2020 12:00 AM
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Ride-sharing services off from today

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Operation of all app-based ride-sharing service has been suspended for 10 days staring from today (Thursday) as the government has imposed ban on movement of public transports.

The operators of the services have taken the decision to comply with a directive from Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA). The services will remain suspended till April 04.

As a result, the owners of cars and motorcycles won’t be able to take any passengers to share their rides.

Currently, Uber, Pathao, OBHAI, Pickme, Shohoz and some other companies are operating ride-sharing apps in the country.

Earlier on Tuesday, the government imposed a ban on all public transports across the country to maintain isolation and social distancing among people following spread of coronavirus in the country.

As a result, all commercial passenger vehicles such as buses, taxis, auto-rickshaws and human haulers (also Nasimon, Porimon) will fall under the restriction.