Uber announces 60k free rides utilisation to get vaccinated at authorized centers
Uber today announced that riders across the country have already utilized more than 60,000 free rides to get vaccinated at authorised centres in both government and private hospitals.
Eighty six percent of these free rides have been utilised in Delhi NCR, thereby also providing renewed income earning opportunities for drivers.
In continuation of its commitment to support India’s massive vaccination effort, Uber today also made public a partnership with HelpAge India, a leading national NGO, dedicated to serving the disadvantaged elderly.
Through this partnership, Uber will provide 25,000 free rides over the coming months to facilitate the vaccination of the vulnerable and disadvantaged elderly to and from the nearest vaccination centres 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.
Uber first announced its free rides initiative on 3rd March when it pledged to support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), State Governments and local NGOs with free rides worth INR 10 Crores during India’s ongoing vaccination drive.
Uber first 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.