Maruti Suzuki India has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber India. According to the MoU, the company will train 30,000 individuals on driving safe as well as Uber partner drivers over a period of three years. This initiative will help the aspiring commercial drivers with micro-entrepreneurship opportunities and who will eventually operate on the Uber platform. The program will be rolled out in Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi-NCR region and later introduced in Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Pune.
The MoU was exchanged by Mahesh Rajoria, Assistant Vice President, Driving Training, Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Amit Jain, President, Uber India at the 9th Global Skills Summit at FICCI, in presence of Shri. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.
Commenting on the MoU, 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.”
In the MoU, Uber will provide the leads of potential drivers for commercial driver training to Maruti who will be trained under the company's initiative which includes pre-assessment tests, theoretical training, practical training and post-training assessments for a period of 30 days. The pre-assessment will be taken care by Uber while post-training will be looked after by the Japanese carmaker.