Uber reaches 10mn rides

Staff Correspondent

17 February, 2021 12:00 AM printer

Uber has successfully provided 10 million rides and deliveries of food globally to healthcare workers, seniors, and others in need, free of charge under the Move What Matters campaign.

The insight came through its annual analysis- “A Look Back at 2020: Year in Review,” revealed on Tuesday, said a press release.

According to the report, it allocated $50 million to purchase health and safety supplies for drivers across the world.

In Bangladesh, Uber distributed free safety supplies like masks and sanitizers to drivers, amounting to a total of Tk 5 million.

"In Dhaka, we partnered with The Earth Society for their project, ‘Crack Platoon,’ to provide reliable and timely transportation for frontline healthcare workers to and from their homes and across 40 hospitals," said the report.

The report highlights Uber’s support for communities by finding meaningful ways to use the Uber app to move frontline warriors to work, sending packages to loved ones and empowering driver partners to earn.

In addition, Uber spearheaded the formation of a Transport Safety Alliance (TSA) with companies to generate safety awareness amongst consumers, and to equip drivers with health and safety supplies, including tissue boxes, sanitisers and masks.