Uber in the present day launched a complete set of measures, ramped up the distribution of thousands and thousands of PPE kits to drivers and launched security consciousness training video programs for them to step up security requirements for riders and drivers through the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.
Uber’s new in-app security characteristic will notify drivers to replenish their PPE provides after they’ve accomplished a predetermined variety of journeys. The notification will present a listing of handy choose up factors and generate a QR code as soon as they choose the popular location. An Uber volunteer will scan the QR code on the designated choose up location and hand over PPE provides to drivers.
Uber has sourced greater than three million three-ply face masks, 1.2 million bathe caps, 200,000 bottles of disinfectants and 200,000 bottles of sanitisers at no cost distribution to all driver companions throughout India. In case drivers select to supply the required PPE themselves, Uber will reimburse prices. Distribution of PPE kits has been ongoing in Inexperienced and Orange Zones for the reason that leisure of the lockdown.
As part of its security initiatives, Uber has additionally made it obligatory for driver companions to finish ride-sharing particular instructional movies, highlighting customary working procedures for car disinfection and different Covid-19 associated security protocols. Drivers can solely take journeys, as soon as they’ve watched these movies to make sure they’re following the security protocols.
Asserting Uber’s new and extra stringent security measures, Pavan Vaish, Head of Central Operations, Uber India SA mentioned: “The protection of everybody who makes use of our platform is a precedence and we ordered thousands and thousands of masks and sanitizers within the early stage of the pandemic. Our new distribution know-how ensures that drivers can get these security provides over a protracted time frame. We’re offering driver training round Covid-19 associated security protocols and learn how to keep a sanitised and hygienic car for the security of their riders and themselves. As authorities elevate the lockdown and thousands and thousands put together to get again to work, we’ll redouble our efforts to set business requirements for security.’
— to www.businessworld.in