NEW DELHI: India's major ride-sharing company Ola cabs have pledged to use rupees 500 crores towards initiatives which will better the safety measures in mobility during this time on the pandemic in the coming year on a worldwide level.
The company already began it's 'Ride Safe India' initiative in the nation. They mentioned that their goal is to bring forward a bunch of technological advancements. which includes recently made COVID-ready app, safety and hygiene benchmarks for vehicles and the collective mission on an industry-wide level to tackle the pandemic.
The company will aim towards driver safety as it has introduced dedicated training modules and certification. Ola has begun to function again in India and is available in more than 200 cities and towns.
The aforementioned training modules will also have strict norms like wearing masks and daily temperature checks through the mechanism of selfie authentication.
Anand Subramanian, the Head of Communications from Ola mentioned, "We have already pioneered a series of initiatives including regular driver wellness checks, vehicle fumigation protocols and mask-detection technology amongst others to raise the bar of safety for consumers and driver-partners." He is also the spokesperson of the company.
He further added, "We are taking this further by building a robust network of 500+ fumigation centres across the country. Our commitment of Rs 500 crore towards various safety initiatives globally in the time to come, will help pave the way for new standards of mobility in the post-COVID world."
The company has also set up a network of more than 500 fumigation centres all over the country too, within various airports and hotspots. The vehicles will now go through mandatory fumigation every 48 hours.