Uber to offer 30,000 Free Rides to CHILDLINE 1098
News Desk, News Nation 360 : Uber announced a partnership with the CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF), supported by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, the nodal agency which operates the CHILDLINE 1098, the only national, emergency helpline service for children, to provide 30,000 free rides to child care professionals for reaching and attending to children in distress. Speaking about Uber’s ongoing efforts, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India, and South Asia, said that they are thrilled to partner with CHILDLINE 1098, a phone number that spells hope for millions of children across India and work towards building a brighter future for India’s youngest citizens. At Uber, they are committed to supporting some of the most vulnerable citizens in the country, impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Their association with CHILDLINE 1098 gives them an opportunity to make a difference for those who are often unable to fend for or help themselves. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, Uber has launched multiple initiatives to support local authorities, civil society organisations, State Governments as well as Chief Minister’s Offices. As a part of these, Uber recently partnered with HelpAge India to provide rides to underprivileged elderly people and Robin Hood Army, for one of the largest food relief efforts by civic society. It also facilitated over 280,000 free rides to the National Health Authority (NHA) as well as various city and State Governments across the nation for transporting thousands of frontline healthcare workers and volunteers. These free rides were a part of the larger global commitment made by Uber to donate 10 million free rides and food deliveries to healthcare workers, seniors, and people in need. The association, worth over INR 63 Lacs, for the period October to December 2020, extends across all 83 Indian cities where Uber operates. It also includes mobility support to CHILDLINE 1098 personnel in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai, where CIF operates their Contact Centres.
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Report : Anustup Kundu