Ola commits Rs 50 lakh to Haryana CM’s fund, rolls out host of measures

Ola commits Rs 50 lakh to Haryana CM's fund, rolls out host of measures

Coronavirus replace: Ola had additionally lately launched Ola Emergency characteristic on its app to allow important medical journeys on its platform in cities corresponding to Bengaluru, Gurugram, Visakhapatnam, Nashik, and Bhubaneswar

twitter-logo Nidhi Singal   New Delhi     Final Up to date: April 18, 2020  | 22:00 IST

Ola Group is strengthening its assist in direction of reduction efforts within the state by committing Rs 50 lakh to Haryana Chief Minister’s Fund. The contribution goals to assist the state’s efforts to allow assist on the floor stage, strengthen emergency response and in addition facilitate longer-term COVID-19 reduction and restoration initiatives. Final week, the Ola Group contributed Rs 5 crore to the Prime Minister’s Citizen Help and Reduction in Emergency Conditions (PM CARES) Fund to assist in the struggle towards COVID-19. The Ola Group includes numerous enterprise arms together with Ola Mobility, its ride-hailing arm, Ola Monetary Companies, Ola Electrical, in addition to Ola Meals.

Bhavish Aggarwal, Co-founder and CEO of Ola Group says, “As India continues to deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, the State Governments are working tirelessly to make sure containment and reduction work for affected residents and communities. By way of our humble contribution to the Haryana State Chief Minister’s Reduction Fund, we stand in assist of those efforts in each method potential. The Ola Group hails the efforts of the state and the dedication of the hundreds of healthcare staff and important providers employees on the frontlines who’re selflessly serving residents in these difficult instances. We’re additionally grateful to the Authorities for collaborating with us to allow emergency providers for residents within the state, to and from hospitals.”

Ola had additionally lately launched ‘Ola Emergency’ characteristic on its app to allow important medical journeys on its platform in cities corresponding to Bengaluru, Gurugram, Visakhapatnam, Nashik, and Bhubaneswar. This new class was designed to carry a much-needed mobility resolution for a lot of residents who wouldn’t have any mode of transport to entry a hospital in case of a medical emergency. Ola goals to introduce this service in additional cities within the coming weeks forward.

Apart from the contribution, Ola has additionally undertaken a number of steps to scale back the strains confronted by communities. As an illustration, by way of its social welfare arm, Ola Basis, the corporate had launched the “Drive the Driver Fund”. This can be a crowdfunding initiative to assist affected cab, auto-rickshaw, and kaali-peeli taxi drivers throughout India. The co-founder and CEO of Ola, Bhavish Aggarwal, pledged wage for a yr in direction of the trigger whereas Ola workers contributed Rs 20 crore. Offering extra monetary reduction, Ola is providing its driver-partners interest-free microcredit. Strengthening important mobility for healthcare staff, medical and paramedical employees in Mumbai, Ola partnered with the Brihanmumbai Municipal Company to assist ferry them to and from hospitals.

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