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Covid-19: Now, taxis will do home deliveries in Abu Dhabi

Staff Reporter/Abu Dhabi
Filed on April 2, 2020
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Sales outlets may benefit from the service by registering on 600535353.

The Integrated Transport Centre (ITC) of the Department of Municipalities and Transport (DMT) in cooperation with the Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced the launch of taxi delivery service for sales outlets initiative.

As per the initiative, the ITC will offer taxis to sales outlets for them to use as home delivery services to maintain the public's safety in the time that everyone is requested to stay home and avoid the risk of coronavirus (Covid-19).

Sales outlets may benefit from the service by delivering orders to the customers using taxis after registration by calling 600535353. Using the Abu Dhabi Taxi Application, the outlet will be able to track the taxi driver on the map and determine the delivery time. In addition, all taxi vehicles are provided with surveillance cameras which enables the monitoring of the taxis by ITC.

The ITC is will study the possibility of officially implementing the service in the future in case it was successful.

Discounted taxi fares with Hala

Dubai Taxi's booking service, Hala, in collaboration with Dubai Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), has announced its support for the city's healthcare heroes and members of the public who need to travel to hospitals or healthcare clinics by offering discounted taxi fares to select locations, effective from April 1.

Hala is offering a discount of 20 per cent per ride booked on the Careem app, to over 43 select hospitals and healthcare facilities, said a press release issued by Government of Dubai Media Office on Thursday. Valid on Hala (Dubai Taxi) and Hala Van Taxi, the offer is available for a maximum of 10 trips per user.

Following the government's advice, booking a Hala (Dubai Taxi) remains restricted to buying food, essential supplies and going to the hospital or commuting to work in one of the vital sectors approved by the ministries - health, energy, telecommunications, security, and police. - Wam

ismail@khaleejtimes.com

(With inputs from Wam)


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