Maruti Suzuki India Limited
(MSIL) announced its partnership with Uber India through a Memorandum of
Understanding (MoU) wherein the company will train over 30,000 individuals/Uber
partner-drivers in safe driving over a period of three years.
The initiative is aimed at
providing aspiring commercial drivers with micro-entrepreneurship opportunities
and equipping them with necessary skill to operate on the Uber platform. The
pilot phase will be rolled out in Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi-NCR region and will
be introduced in Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Pune thereafter.
The MoU was exchanged by
Mahesh Rajoria, Assistant Vice President (Driving Training), Maruti Suzuki
India Limited and Amit Jain, President, Uber India at the 9th Global Skills
Summit at FICCI, in presence of Rajiv
Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and
Commenting on the association,
RS Kalsi, Executive Director (Marketing and Sales), Maruti Suzuki, said, “We
are excited to partner with Uber India to train individuals in safe driving and
provide micro-entrepreneurship opportunities to them. We expect to train 30,000
drivers under this programme. Through this partnership, we will be able to
promote safe and responsible driving while facilitating meaningful livelihood
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