New Delhi: Ride-hailing platforms Ola and Uber have temporarily suspended their shared rides option to stop the spread of the novel coronavirus till March 31.

The ‘Ola Share’ option has been taken off the app while ‘Uber Pool’ is marked as ‘temporarily unavailable’.

According to reports, the temporary suspension of these services is an attempt to encourage social distancing for all case of essential travel for citizens.

The shared rides allowed users to commute with other riders and these rides usually cost less than standalone rides.

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