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Combating Covid-19: Free taxi service to Abu Dhabi retailers for home deliveries

Ashwani Kumar /Abu Dhabi
ashwani@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 31, 2020 | Last updated on March 31, 2020 at 09.31 pm
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Customers will not be charged anything either.

The transport authority in Abu Dhabi is offering its taxi services for free to support retail outlets, who are struggling to cope with the exceptionally high number of requests for home deliveries. So far, outlets were distributing products through their own vans and facing delays due to excess demand for deliveries. The service in the wake of the Covid-19 coronavirus impact is free and no taxi bill will be charged from the customers either.

"The initiative is concerned with providing a delivery services to the public by making the taxis available to all sales outlets within Abu Dhabi," the Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) said.

"Items purchased will be collected from sales points and delivered to customers. The drivers are well trained about preventive measures and wear masks and gloves during the delivery process."

All retail outlets can use Abu Dhabi Taxi app to benefit from this service by registering on 600535353.

ashwani@khaleejtimes.com

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Ashwani Kumar

I am a newspaperman from the emirate of Abu Dhabi. A journalist at heart. I get my stories from the streets. A south Indian born in the Hindi heartland, I easily connect with people from different nationalities and cultures. I am calm like a monk, sensitive and very patient reporter. On the ground, I cover a range of topics related to community, health, embassy, tourism, transport, business and sports. I will go out on a leg to do what’s right and stand by what I believe in.





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