Uber partners with Bidhannagar Police to make mobility safer during COVID-19

News Desk, News Nation 360: Uber and Bidhannagar Police announced a partnership today to help make urban mobility safer during the ongoing pandemic by driving the adoption of several safety and hygiene measures among drivers and passengers across varied modes of transport. Uber will conduct socially-distanced in-person educational sessions on COVID-19 safety protocols based on WHO guidelines, for Uber drivers as well as local taxi drivers. Following the session, these drivers will be given certificates by Bidhannagar police, to be displayed inside their cars. The first batch of around 100 drivers educated  on  COVID  safety  protocols  received

their certificates. Apart from the training, Uber and Bidhannagar Police will also work towards creating safety awareness amongst riders and drivers by distributing pamphlets on COVID Safety do’s and don'ts’. Mukesh, IPS, Commissioner of Police, Bidhannagar Police, told they have taken various measures and sensitised people to take necessary safety precautions to limit the spread of the COVID-19 virus. As the economy is unlocking, they need to be more cautious and put their best foot forward to ensure maximum safety. Their partnership with Uber is an extension of their commitment to work towards the betterment of the people they serve. They are confident that, through this alliance, they will be able to educate more riders and drivers and ensure safe transportation for their residents. Subodh Sangwan, General Manager, Sri Lanka and South & East India, Uber, told at Uber, both rider and driver safety is a top priority. Through their partnership with Bidhannagar Police, they aim to increase public awareness about COVID safety measures, especially among drivers. They truly believe this partnership is another step towards safer mobility, and they are confident that, with the support of their riders, drivers and city administration, they will jointly work towards helping make every trip safer. Over the past few months, the company has also launched a comprehensive set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist and a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers, mandatory driver education around Covid-19 related safety protocols, and an updated cancellation policy where both riders and drivers can cancel trips if they don’t feel safe. 

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Report : Anustup Kundu

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