Uber today announced that it will provide 25,000 free passengers to help vaccinate vulnerable and poor adults to nearby vaccination centers in 19 cities across the country in 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 the move is part of its partnership with the Help Help India, which works for disadvantaged seniors in the country.
The taxi service provider also announced that passengers across the country have used more than 60,000 free passengers to vaccinate at accredited facilities in both public and private hospitals, 86% of which are used in Delhi NCR.
The company first announced its free ride plan on March 3 when it promised to support the Department of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), State Government and local NGOs with free rides that could cost c 10 crores during the country’s ongoing vaccination campaign.
“I am very happy to see that 60,000 free rides have already been used by Indian security guards and I urge everyone to use them so that we all have a better chance of trying to bring back the latest Covid wave,” Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia said at the event. .