Uber is offering 25,000 free rides to Covid-19 vaccine centres in India
Uber today announced that it will provide 25,000 free rides to facilitate the vaccination of vulnerable and disadvantaged elderly to and from the nearest vaccination centres in 19 cities across the country over the coming months. The list includes Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Hyderabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Bhubaneswar, Dehradun, Jaipur, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Mangalore, Indore, and Jodhpur.
Uber India said that this move is a part of its partnership with NGO HelpAge India, which serves the disadvantaged elderly people in the country.
The cab-service provider also announced that riders across the country have already utilised more than 60,000 free rides to get vaccinated at authorised centres in both government and private hospitals, 86% of which have been utilised in Delhi NCR.
The company first announced its free rides initiative on March 3 when it pledged to support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), State Governments and local NGOs with free rides worth ₹10 crores during the country’s ongoing vaccination drive.
“I’m thrilled to see that 60,000 free rides have already been utilized by safety-conscious Indians and I urge everyone to leverage them so we all have a better chance of trying to collectively roll back the latest wave of Covid,” Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia said on the occasion.