• Chethan Machaknur

Uber offers 12,000 free rides to National Association for the Blind in 8 Indian cities

Ride-hailing major Uber said it has partnered with the National Association for the Blind (NAB), Delhi, to facilitate 12,000 free rides (worth over Rs 25 lakh) to blind, low-vision, and other disabled persons, as well as their caregivers and teachers.

The association — which will be valid from October to December 2020 — will enable their safe access to educational and training institutes and workplaces in eight cities, Uber said.

Speaking about the partnership, Uber India and South Asia President Prabhjeet Singh said, “At Uber, we are committed to supporting some of the most vulnerable citizens in the country, impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, including the visually impaired… We look forward to a meaningful partnership with the National Association for the Blind as it gives us the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of those, who are often denied these options because of their disabilities.’’

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