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Uber partners with various Indian airports to sanitise cars before each trip

Our Bureau Bengaluru | Updated on June 02, 2020 Published on June 02, 2020

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Following the resumption of domestic air travel in India, Uber has announced that it is resuming its airport transportation services across 29 cities.

Uber has partnered with Delhi International Airport Ltd (DIAL), GMR Hyderabad International Airport Limited (GHIAL), and Bangalore International Airport Limited (BIAL), to set up Uber sanitisation hubs for disinfecting cars before every single trip, using state-of-the-art equipment and disinfectants.

These sanitisation hubs have been set up in Uber pick-up zones at Bengaluru and Hyderabad Airports, and the Multi-Level Car Parking (MLCP) of Terminal 3 at Delhi Airport, which is currently the only functional terminal there.

Uber’s partnership with these three airports includes decontamination of Uber’s pick-up zones as well. Uber is also offering digital and contactless payment options.

Uber’s safety protocols have made face masks mandatory for both drivers and riders. Disinfected car doors and boots will be opened only by drivers to minimise rider-contact. Riders, in turn, will also be expected to handle their own luggage.

Over the last two months, Uber’s tech and safety teams have worked to build a new product experience for protecting everyone, every time they use Uber, including launching of a comprehensive set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist and a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers, mandatory driver education around Covid-19-related safety protocols, and an updated cancellation policy, where both riders and driver can cancel trips if they feel unsafe.

Complementing these measures, Uber is distributing over 3 million masks and 2,00,000 bottles of disinfectants and sanitisers to its driver partners, free of cost.

Published on June 02, 2020
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