Uber India and Maruti Suzuki join hands through a Memorandum of Understanding to train over 30,000 Uber partner drivers in safe driving for a period of 3 years. The MoU was exchanged by Maruti Suzuki’s Assistant Vice President (Driving Training), Mr Mahesh Rajoria, and Uber India’s President, Mr Amit Jain at the 9th Global Skills Summit at FICC1, in the presence of Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
The partners’ initiative focuses on providing the commercial drivers with necessary skills and nurturing the commercial drivers in the field of micro-entrepreneurship to operate well on the Uber platform. This initiative will start off in Chennai, Hyderabad, Delhi-NCR region and thereafter it will be introduced in Bangalore, Mumbai, Ahmedabad and Pune.
Commenting on the partnership, Mr. 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 for youth.”
According to the MoU, Maruti Suzuki will be provided with qualified leads of driver partners in order to instruct them with commercial driver training, under a specialized training module that has been developed by Maruti. These drivers will through a pre-assessment tests, theoretical and practical training, and post-training assessments. The duration of this training is in a period of 30 days.
As per the MoU, Uber will provide qualified leads of potential driver-partners to Maruti Suzuki for facilitating them with commercial driver training. Under the specialized training module developed by Maruti Suzuki, the drivers will undergo pre-assessment tests, theoretical and practical training and post-training assessments for a period of 30 days. The pre-assessment will be carried out by Uber, while the entire training process along with post- training assessment and grades will be assigned to the drivers will be under Maruti Suzuki.
Undoubtedly, Maruti Suzuki is keeping itself captivated with its associations along with the scheduled launch of its products like Maruti Suzuki Baleno RS and Ignis.