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Uber India drivers to get free insurance from Sept 1

Earlier this year Uber faced backlash from drivers in India

Reuters 

Global ride-hailing firm Uber Technologies will give free insurance to its 450,000 driver partners in India that will cover death, disability or hospitalisation due to accidents, the company said on Tuesday. The San Francisco-based company, which competes with Softbank-backed local rival Ola in India, is grappling with an overhaul of its workplace culture, a range of legal troubles and most recently a bitter board dispute. Earlier this year Uber faced backlash from drivers in India, one of its biggest and most competitive markets, who went on strike after the company, in a ...

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First Published: Wed, August 30 2017. 08:32 IST
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