New Delhi: As the Centre is all set to release the guidelines for lockdown 4.0, which is scheduled to begin from tomorrow, May 18, it has been reported that private cabs will be allowed to ply. But there will be no car-pooling. Only two passengers will be allowed. Also Read - Coronavirus: Punjab Govt to Decide on Lockdown Extension on May 30
While the Centre will give a go-ahead to the cab aggregators to resume their operations, the state governments will be at liberty to not allow them in the states. Also Read - India's Stringent Lockdown Has Lasted Longer Than Expected: Fitch
During lockdown 3.0, too, the MHA allowed cab aggregators to function in green zones. This time as there is more room for relaxations, it is likely that there will be no embargo on cab operations, apart from containment zones. Most state governments are of the opinion that cabs can come back to the streets once they are all sanitised and are adhering to the social distancing norms. Also Read - Only 7-day Hotel Quarantine For Foreign Returnees, They Can’t be Charged For 14 Days, MHA Writes to States
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1. Cabs will be allowed to operate irrespective of zones
2. No pooling allowed.
3. Two passengers allowed apart from the driver. But they have to be together as pooling is not allowed.
4. Inter-state cab will be allowed if the states do not have any issue
5. The state governments are at liberty to not resume cab services where they deem fit. They may give a special pass to cab drivers.