Popular ride-sharing service Obhai has installed plexiglass shield to separate the driver's seating compartment from that of the passengers in a bid to ensure maximum protection and health safety during a ride.
This initiative came alongside Obhai's already prevailing hygiene standards including regular vehicle disinfection, providing hand sanitisers to drivers, facilitating contact-less payments and providing masks to both drivers and passengers, it said in a press release recently.
Ride-sharing services are yet to resume operations after those were suspended following the nationwide closure announced by the government on March 26 in a bid to curb the spread of Covid-19.
The government has lifted the closure from May 31 onwards, allowing different sectors including offices and public transport to resume operations in phases and on a limited scale while maintaining health safety measures.
With limitations of social distancing and health guidelines applicable on already overwhelmed public transport system, Obhai believes its initiatives will come as a relief to all essential commuters.
Keeping this in mind, Obhai has stepped up its in-vehicle hygiene standards even further by installing plexiglass barriers in its cars and CNG three-wheelers to prevent coronavirus transmission.
The plexiglass barrier is made up of transparent 3mm acrylic sheets, weighing no more than 5kg and is fitted firmly between the driver and the passengers.
The plexiglass walls are being fitted, and rolled out in most of the vehicles under Obhai G and Obhai CNG services in all 23 cities where Obhai operates.
Obhai, founded in 2018, is bolstered by its policy of safety first, and has its vehicles also equipped with vehicle tracking service (VTS) devices and an emergency button within the app to swiftly reach out for help in case of emergencies.