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Indian's leading cab aggregator, Ola has announced its commitment of Rs 500 Crore to ensure the safety of both its customers and driver-partners. The company has launched a new initiative called 'Ride Safe India' which will introduce various initiatives during this year.
Ola has resumed its operations in more than 200 cities across the country after the nation-wide lockdown was eased. As a result, the company is looking to introduce various initiatives to enhance the safety of its service during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic in the country.
With the new initiative ‘Ride Safe India', Ola aims to provide a long-term commitment to providing driver-partners and citizens, a safe and reliable mobility experience. This will help in avoiding any transmission of the deadly virus.
The new initiative from the company will introduce new initiatives that will focus on various safety initiatives which include the highest levels of driver standards and a host of technological advancements as well. It will also introduce a newly designed COVID-ready app under the new initiative.
Ola has set up over 500 fumigation centres across the country at various hotspots and airports in cities. All vehicles offering service in the company will undergo a mandatory fumigation every 48 hours. Apart from this, all the routine wipe downs and sanitizations of critical torch points will be carried out by driver-partners after every ride. The above safety protocols will be followed by all modes of transport offered by Ola: four-Wheelers, three-Wheelers and two-Wheelers.
In addition to this, the cab aggregator will also focus on educating the driver-partners to ensure their safekeeping as well. This will be done by the introduction of dedicated training modules and certification for drivers. It will include strict compliance to daily temperature checks and wearing of masks through the selfie authentication technology. To further enhance safety, Ola has also introduced five steps to be followed which will ensure the highest standards of safety and hygiene for every ride.
Anand Subramanian, Spokesperson and Head of Communications, Ola, said, "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. We are taking this further by building a robust network of 500+ fumigation centres across the country. Our commitment of ₹500 crores 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."
Both customers and driver-partners can visit the ‘Ride Safe India' website that has information on Ola's safety initiatives across the platform. The company is also collecting feedback and ideas from customers through this platform, which will help in improving the safety standards of the service.
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Ola is ensuring that its customers and driver-partners are safe while ferrying passenger across the city. With the new initiative, Ola aims to achieve complete protection needed for the service to run during the ongoing Covid-19. This will avoid the spread of the deadly virus in the country.