Maruti Suzuki Joins Hands With Ola To Train 40,000 Drivers

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Maruti Suzuki India has partnered with online taxi aggregator Ola to train driver-partners. Under the Maruti Ola Training Program, the company targets to train 40,000 driver-partners.

Maruti Suzuki Joins Hands With Ola To Train 40,000 Drivers

Maruti Suzuki and Ola partnership will create entrepreneurship opportunities for aspiring drivers to make the urban transportation safe, reliable and convenient.

Maruti Suzuki Joins Hands With Ola To Train 40,000 Drivers

The first phase of this initiative will be rolled out in Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and in NCR. Gradually it will be expanded to Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune.

Maruti Suzuki Joins Hands With Ola To Train 40,000 Drivers

Executive Director, Marketing & Sales, Maruti Suzuki, RS Kalsi said, "We have evolved a comprehensive training program comprising simulators, theory and practical sessions, imparted through 370 Maruti Driving Schools and six IDTRs across India."

Maruti Suzuki Joins Hands With Ola To Train 40,000 Drivers

Chief Operating Officer, Ola, Pranay Jivrajka said, "This partnership falls in line with Ola's goal of skilling 5 million drivers in the next 5 years and continue to build a conducive ecosystem for them to grow as entrepreneurs."

Maruti Suzuki Joins Hands With Ola To Train 40,000 Drivers

According to a memorandum of understanding, Maruti Suzuki would help the Ola partner-drivers to obtain the commercial license and will also assist in availing vehicle finance for purchase of an own vehicle.

Maruti Suzuki Joins Hands With Ola To Train 40,000 Drivers

After completing the course Ola will also provide qualified leads of potential driver-partners for Maruti Suzuki for assisting them with the commercial driving training.

Maruti Suzuki Joins Hands With Ola To Train 40,000 Drivers

The drivers will undergo a 30-day driving training which includes classroom sessions and practical training sessions. There will be a pre and post-assessment test to gauge the driving skills of the drivers.

Maruti Suzuki Joins Hands With Ola To Train 40,000 Drivers

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Story first published: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:18 [IST]
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