Recently, a netizen left a message on the “12345 government service direct line” in Hefei, suggesting that online car hailing should be prohibited during the epidermic control period, so as to reduce mobility. Hefei Transportation Bureau replied that according to the current situation of the epidemic prevention and control in Hefei city and considering all factors comprehensively, there is no decommissioning of taxis or online car hailing in Hefei. The details are as follows:
Netizen: Under such a severe situation of national epidemic prevention , Hefei is still open to online car hailing, is it to let the masses travel more? All parts of the country have implemented policies to reduce travel and public chaos. Is there no epidemic in Hefei? I suggested that before the epidemic situation is lifted, it should be forbidden to operate online car hailing and reduce the means of travel.
Hefei Transportation Bureau reply: First of all, thank you for your valuable suggestions. According to the current situation of epidemic prevention and control in Hefei urban area, and considering all factors, there is no decommissioning of taxis in the urban area (patrol car, online car hailing). Drivers can arrange their own operation time. In principle, urban taxis can only operate in permitted areas. In order to effectively reduce the burden of drivers, each patrol car company in the urban area will exempt the drivers’ fee for a month (from January 24 to February 23, 2020) for public vehicles and one month’s service management fee for individual vehicles entrusted with service management. Meanwhile, it is suggested that individual owners and contract drivers negotiate to reduce the relevant fees. For taxis in operation, the municipal transportation management office requires all taxi companies and drivers to strictly implement the requirements of the epidemic prevention and control, disinfect vehicles and maintain a good ventilation in the car. The municipal transportation management office has set up a car disinfection point at the Hefei railway South Station and car booking companies carrying out normal business have also set up their own disinfection points in the urban area . At the same time, taxi drivers can refuse to provide services to passengers without masks.