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Uber announces 60k free rides for vaccination at authorized centers in India. Eighty-six percent of these free rides have been utilized in Delhi NCR, thereby also providing renewed income-earning opportunities for drivers.
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Commenting on these efforts by Uber Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India, and South Asia said, “I’m thrilled to see that 60,000 free rides have already been utilized by safety-conscious Indians and I urge everyone to leverage them so we all have a better chance of trying to collectively roll back the latest wave of Covid. Today, we’re also joining hands with HelpAge India again, for supporting the vaccination of the disadvantaged and vulnerable elderly. This partnership will help in providing them a more effective safety blanket and also support the nation’s economic recovery. In the weeks and months ahead, Uber will continue to remain committed to supporting India’s vaccination drive.”
Through this partnership, Uber says that they will provide 25,000 free rides over the coming months to facilitate the vaccination of the vulnerable and disadvantaged elderly. They would drive them to and from the nearest vaccination centers in 19 cities. These are Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Jaipur, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Mangalore, Indore, and Jodhpur.
They had also partnered with HelpAge India in October 2020 to enable access to safe transportation for rescue, relief, medical, and other critical care needs of the disadvantaged elderly.
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