In the wake of PM Narendra Modi’s ‘Janata Curfew’ at 5 pm IST today, a lot of startups and companies have scheduled their services in such a way so that they can to participate with the rest of India during the coronavirus epidemic. The Prime Minister has asked all citizens to stay indoors post today evening for their own well being as well as the nation’s.
Some companies who are doing their part during the Janata Curfew are listed as follows,
GoAir is not running any flights today. They have declared that they will abide by the PM’s request in a statement released on Twitter.
Janata, we GO with what the Honourable @PMOIndia has declared! This Sunday, we acknowledge the Janata Curfew by suspending all flights while protecting your PNR for a year!
Stay indoors, stay safe.
Know more: https://t.co/WpI7lhEhE9#FlySmartAnotherDay pic.twitter.com/u3JslCefQR
— GoAir (@goairlinesindia) March 21, 2020
The popular cab service Ola is not issuing any travel till 9 pm today until the Janata Curfew subsides. The company does not want to risk any of its drivers or passengers lives amidst the coronavirus outbreak. Today being a Sunday, it has declared a paid holiday for all its staff to show solidarity with the Pm’s request.
As per the Hon'ble PM's appeal to the nation to take part in the Janata Curfew, we encourage our users across India to avoid all non-essential travel from 7am-9pm tomorrow. We will have limited availability of vehicles to support essential and emergency travel during this period.
— Ola (@Olacabs) March 21, 2020
In support of the #JanataCurfew tomorrow, a vast majority of our @Olacabs driver-partners will stay off the roads. We will have a minimal network of driver-partners to serve emergency and urgent mobility needs and to support fellow essential service providers. #IndiaFightsCorona https://t.co/mEH0ccddzD pic.twitter.com/K7sV5BFhDW
— Bhavish Aggarwal (@bhash) March 21, 2020
UrbanClap turned ‘UrbanCompany’ has also joined hands to maintain the Janata Curfew issued by our Prime Minister. The company won’t be allowing any staff to go out in the open today. In an update shared on Twitter, the company mentions how it respects the guidelines issued by the Health Ministry of India and will therefore not entertain any services today.
— Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga (@TajinderBagga) March 20, 2020
The Traders body of India includes all the small shopkeepers in the country who will join hands together to respect the curfew issued by our Prime Minister. No shops are open today and would resume services from tomorrow morning only. “On the clarion call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, 7 crore traders across the country will down their shutters on Sunday, March 22, to participate in Janata Curfew. About 40 crore employees of traders will remain at home,” Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) Secretary General Praveen Khandelwal said.
We hope that you are at home and keeping safe and healthy during the COVID-19. There’s a lot we can combat together.