Cab aggregator Ola today launched ‘Auto Unnati’- a comprehensive benefit programme for its autorickshaw drivers offering them ‘Chalo Befikar’ insurance scheme, family welfare initiatives and performance-based financial benefits. The company said in a press release that ‘Auto Unnati’ is Ola’s first such programme intended to create a robust financial cover and business benefit assurance plan that enables a healthy professional ecosystem for it autorickshaw drivers and enhances their entrepreneurial journey. Ola’s in-trip insurance programme ‘Chalo Befikar’ (Move tension-free) for auto driver partners is an industry-first initiative that provides a cover of INR 5,00,000 at zero-cost for every Ola Auto driver partner, said the company. It added that the programme entails daily benefits in case of hospitalisation to cover business losses, takes care of outstanding auto loans, and children’s education.
This program will help in achieving a sustainable livelihood, benefiting the partners and their families. Starting in Bengaluru, ‘Chalo Befikar’ will be rolled out in a phased manner to different cities in the coming months, the company said in the press release. Siddharth Agrawal, Senior Director and Head Auto category at Ola said, “Auto Unnati is a milestone programme in the same direction that will offer better financial and emotional stability for thousands of auto drivers in Bengaluru.”