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Uber ties up with Maruti to add more drivers

Maruti Suzuki will assess and train 30,000 commercial drivers for Uber, over the next three years

Global taxi aggregator is teaming up with to push up the number of drivers on its platform to over one million.
 
According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the on Thursday, carmaker will assess and train 30,000 for Uber, over the next three years.
 
The initiative, named will be rolled out first in Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi-National Capital Region. After a four-month pilot, the facility will be extended to Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Pune. and on-boarding programmes will be organised, which are required to join the platform. Maruti has 370 driving schools and six institutes of driving and traffic research. 
 
On completion of training and receipt of a commercial licence, will also offer vehicle financing and leasing solutions. has identified India as the next battleground, after it sold its operations to in China. 
 
While the popular e-hailing app currently has over 400,000 driver partners, around half of that are active every month, India President said on Thursday.
 
“We aim to have over a million active on our platform,” he said, at an event by industry body Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 
also signed a MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Thursday that will allow eligible drivers to gain access to NSDC’s 158 training centres across 28 cities to get training, apart from receiving soft skills.
 
In both cases, driver aspirants will get access to the company’s option of vehicle fleets.
 
Uber’s competitor has been empowering its drivers over the years with a slew of initiatives, including Pragati, promoting entrepreneurial behaviour, daily repayment car loan schemes, etc. The initiative, launched in 2015, was an attempt to promote women drivers. Recently, had also announced a major merger with Mahindra, giving fillip to their individual market presence.
 
will sell a total of 40,000 vehicles to in two years, starting with its Verito sedan and possibly, electric cars in the future. In return, gains access to a one-stop shop for vehicles and services for its drivers at a special price. will also be able to use the Indian automaker’s reach in rural areas to lure new drivers to its platform.

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT
  • Under UberSHAAN, the e-hailing app will provide access to skill development and to the unskilled
  • The initiative will also help trained drivers receive commercial licences, vehicle financing and leasing solutions
  • Uber’s partnership with the NSDC and will be instrumental in realising the aggregator’s goal by 2018
  • and Maruti will conduct a four-month pilot in Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad and Chennai and organise and on-boarding programmes 

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Uber ties up with Maruti to add more drivers

Maruti Suzuki will assess and train 30,000 commercial drivers for Uber, over the next three years

Subhayan Chakraborty  |  Mumbai 

Global taxi aggregator is teaming up with to push up the number of drivers on its platform to over one million.
 
According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the on Thursday, carmaker will assess and train 30,000 for Uber, over the next three years.
 
The initiative, named will be rolled out first in Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi-National Capital Region. After a four-month pilot, the facility will be extended to Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Pune. and on-boarding programmes will be organised, which are required to join the platform. Maruti has 370 driving schools and six institutes of driving and traffic research. 

 
On completion of training and receipt of a commercial licence, will also offer vehicle financing and leasing solutions. has identified India as the next battleground, after it sold its operations to in China. 
 
While the popular e-hailing app currently has over 400,000 driver partners, around half of that are active every month, India President said on Thursday.
 
“We aim to have over a million active on our platform,” he said, at an event by industry body Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 
also signed a MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Thursday that will allow eligible drivers to gain access to NSDC’s 158 training centres across 28 cities to get training, apart from receiving soft skills.
 
In both cases, driver aspirants will get access to the company’s option of vehicle fleets.
 
Uber’s competitor has been empowering its drivers over the years with a slew of initiatives, including Pragati, promoting entrepreneurial behaviour, daily repayment car loan schemes, etc. The initiative, launched in 2015, was an attempt to promote women drivers. Recently, had also announced a major merger with Mahindra, giving fillip to their individual market presence.
 
will sell a total of 40,000 vehicles to in two years, starting with its Verito sedan and possibly, electric cars in the future. In return, gains access to a one-stop shop for vehicles and services for its drivers at a special price. will also be able to use the Indian automaker’s reach in rural areas to lure new drivers to its platform.

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT
  • Under UberSHAAN, the e-hailing app will provide access to skill development and to the unskilled
  • The initiative will also help trained drivers receive commercial licences, vehicle financing and leasing solutions
  • Uber’s partnership with the NSDC and will be instrumental in realising the aggregator’s goal by 2018
  • and Maruti will conduct a four-month pilot in Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad and Chennai and organise and on-boarding programmes 

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Uber ties up with Maruti to add more drivers

Maruti Suzuki will assess and train 30,000 commercial drivers for Uber, over the next three years

Maruti Suzuki will assess and train 30,000 commercial drivers for Uber, over the next three years
Global taxi aggregator is teaming up with to push up the number of drivers on its platform to over one million.
 
According to a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the on Thursday, carmaker will assess and train 30,000 for Uber, over the next three years.
 
The initiative, named will be rolled out first in Hyderabad, Chennai and Delhi-National Capital Region. After a four-month pilot, the facility will be extended to Mumbai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad and Pune. and on-boarding programmes will be organised, which are required to join the platform. Maruti has 370 driving schools and six institutes of driving and traffic research. 
 
On completion of training and receipt of a commercial licence, will also offer vehicle financing and leasing solutions. has identified India as the next battleground, after it sold its operations to in China. 
 
While the popular e-hailing app currently has over 400,000 driver partners, around half of that are active every month, India President said on Thursday.
 
“We aim to have over a million active on our platform,” he said, at an event by industry body Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 
also signed a MoU with the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) on Thursday that will allow eligible drivers to gain access to NSDC’s 158 training centres across 28 cities to get training, apart from receiving soft skills.
 
In both cases, driver aspirants will get access to the company’s option of vehicle fleets.
 
Uber’s competitor has been empowering its drivers over the years with a slew of initiatives, including Pragati, promoting entrepreneurial behaviour, daily repayment car loan schemes, etc. The initiative, launched in 2015, was an attempt to promote women drivers. Recently, had also announced a major merger with Mahindra, giving fillip to their individual market presence.
 
will sell a total of 40,000 vehicles to in two years, starting with its Verito sedan and possibly, electric cars in the future. In return, gains access to a one-stop shop for vehicles and services for its drivers at a special price. will also be able to use the Indian automaker’s reach in rural areas to lure new drivers to its platform.

IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT
  • Under UberSHAAN, the e-hailing app will provide access to skill development and to the unskilled
  • The initiative will also help trained drivers receive commercial licences, vehicle financing and leasing solutions
  • Uber’s partnership with the NSDC and will be instrumental in realising the aggregator’s goal by 2018
  • and Maruti will conduct a four-month pilot in Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad and Chennai and organise and on-boarding programmes 
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