Uber, which is a known name when it comes to ride sharing, reiterated its commitment towards driver partners with the launch of UberBAZAAR. UberBAZAARs is a one-stop shop for Uber's driver partners in Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata and Pune.
Uber made this effort to address the needs of driver partners. UberBAZAAR is currently active in 11 cities and as a part of the program the driver partners get access to facilities like car maintenance workshops, fuel cards and tyre manufacturers and other services.Prior the launch of UberBAZAAR the company organized free health camps and eye check-ups where over 10,000 participants engaged across the 11 cities.
Commenting on UberBAZAAR, Pradeep Parameswaran, Head of Central Operations, Uber India said, "Driver partners are integral to Uber and have played an instrumental role in contributing to the future that Uber has envisioned - smarter cities. We care for our driver partners and are aware of the special responsibility we have to do our best for the drivers who use the app to earn a livelihood.
We have set up UberBAZAAR which is a one-stop shop access point for various requirements and needs. We expect this program to be a springboard to improve the driving experience and impact the lives of our driver partners" he further added.
As a part of UberBAZAAR program the driver partners get access to a list of services which includes Car maintenance workshops, Tyre Manufacturers, Phone and Car accessories and Fuel cards.
Back in August 2017, Uber rolled out India's first ridesharing insurance program in partnership with ICICI Lombard General Insurance. The policy provides driver partners free coverage for accidental death and disablement, hospitalization, and outpatient medical treatment in case of an accident while online on the Uber App and is available for trip requests, en route or on a trip with Uber. Furthermore, the company announced in-app products, partnerships and initiatives to enhance the driving experience with Uber easier, hassle-free and safer.
Recently, Uber also launched a Driver Loyalty Program for its most-tenured driver partners, Uber A-ONE, as a pilot in Bengaluru, Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi and Chennai. This initiative is aimed to recognize the work and time that the driver partners have committed to the company. As a part of this program, driver partners have access to Priority phone support, Monetary Rewards, Exclusive events and In-car and In-App recognition.