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Uber has announced a new partnership with various airports to sanitise cabs before every trip. The partnership is aimed at providing a safe and hygiene cabs for its customers and focuses on keeping its driver-partners safe as well.
Uber has started to resume our airport transportation services across 39 cities after the government announcing resuming of domestic air travel in India. As cities begin to reopen and residents start moving again, the company has introduced various initiatives that primarily focus on maintaining required safety standards.
Uber has currently partnered with Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), Mumbai International Airport Pvt Ltd (MIAL), and Pune International Airport to set up Uber Sanitisation Hubs for disinfecting cars before every single trip, using state-of-the-art equipment and disinfectants.
The sanitization hubs have been set up by the company at Uber's pick up point at Bangalore, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune Airports. The Delhi Airport has its Uber sanitization hub placed inside the Multi-Level Car Parking at Terminal 3, which is currently the only functional terminal there.
Additionally, Uber's partnership with the airports includes decontamination of pick up zones as well. The safety protocols issued by the company also mandated the usage of face masks for both drivers and riders. Customers are also requested not to open doors and booth to minimise customer contact, it will be opened only by drivers. As a result, customers are also expected to handle their luggage. The company is also offering digital and contactless payment options for its customers.
Mr Videh Kumar Jaipuriar, CEO, Delhi International Airport Ltd, said, "It is our collective responsibility to ensure the safety of passengers travelling by air and during ground transfers. We have taken a slew of measures at the airport to make sure the processes are contact-free, and that the highest safety standards are maintained. It is extremely heartening to see last-mile cab aggregators ensuring the first and last legs of travel are safe, too."
SGK Kishore, CEO, GMR Hyderabad International Airport Ltd, said, "Passenger safety has always been our top priority. We are happy to collaborate with all our transportation partners including Uber to ensure a safe travel experience between the airport and the city for all our passengers."
Other safety initiatives by Uber include a Go Online Checklist, mask verification selfies for drivers before starting the trip, mandatory driver education around Covid-19 related safety protocols, and an updated cancellation policy, where both customers and drivers can cancel trips if they feel unsafe.
Thoughts About The Uber Partners With Airports To Sanitise Cabs Before Every Trip Due To Covid-19 Pandemic
Companies offering a ride-hailing service are introducing new initiatives to ensure the safekeeping of driver-partners and its customers during the Covid-19 pandemic. The chances of the deadly virus spreading are more while offering a travel service, as a result, the companies are becoming extreme measures to provide a safe and hygienic environment.