Ola launches new initiative to improve vehicle safety standards with hygiene kits

Hemani Sheth Mumbai | Updated on June 12, 2020 Published on June 12, 2020

Ola India on Thursday announced a new initiative to improve vehicle safety standards extending its ‘Ride Safe India’ movement.

“The newly launched initiative is aimed at ensuring all driver-partners have access to quality safety equipment such as masks, sanitizers, and disinfectant liquids, as they begin serving the mobility needs of citizens in their cities,” Ola said in an official statement.

Ola last week had resumed its operations in over 200 cities and had committed ₹500 crore towards safety in mobility initiatives globally in light of Covid-19. It had also launched its initiative ‘Ride Safe India.’

Under its initiative, the ride-hailing company is mandating a comprehensive safety protocol in its fumigation centres located in over 500 cities in the country.

This includes mandatory fumigation of vehicles every 48 hours and a driver health-check.

Apart from this, the company is also funding safety equipment including hand sanitizers, masks, disinfectant liquids, among others.

“Ola’s driver-partners are also provided regular training on following personal hygiene protocols such as washing hands and wiping car surfaces including high touch points using a disinfectant liquid,” Ola said.

Apart from this, the mobility platform is mandating installing a transparent plastic screen separating the driver and passenger seats and wearing masks for its driver-partners as part of its safety initiative.

This will cover all modes of Ola’s offerings, including point-to-point, rentals and outstation services. It is also leveraging its proprietary selfie-authentication technology to ensure driver-partners wear masks at all times while serving on the platform.


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Published on June 12, 2020
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