Taxi hailing company Uber, has plans to invest around USD 1 billion to improve the safety of its customers. The company was in the news in the recent past after a driver was allegedly accused of raping a female passenger in Delhi.
Amit Jain, the President of Uber India said, "Safety is a top of the line priority for us at Uber and we are investing heavily in this area."
The company is conducting extensive background checks on drivers through First Advantage, Uber's partner. The company is conducting police verification on all its drivers and is also collecting necessary paper work says Jain.
He said "We take feedback on drivers very seriously". The taxi company even faced a temporary ban in the nation's capital after the driver was accused in last December.
The company is looking to expand aggressively and focusing to service 1 million rides a day by next March.
Jain said "You will see us entering new cities, launching new initiatives and products that are specifically India focussed, and fostering more partnerships and increase our driver partner base."