Ola 'Auto Unnati' launched to ensure healthy ecosystem for Auto driver
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 17-Feb-2018

Bengaluru, February 17: In a first such program, Ola has successfully launched 'Auto Unnati' program to assist its auto driver partners through the firm's ‘Chalo Befikar’ insurance program, family welfare initiatives etc.

The program is aimed to enhance business assurance plan to ensure a healthy professional ecosystem for Auto driver partners and for those hoping to target high business profits with ease.


“Our aim is to create an inclusive environment in which driver partners can operate and thrive. ‘Auto Unnati’ is a milestone program in the same direction that will offer better financial and emotional stability for thousands of auto drivers in Bengaluru,” Siddharth Agrawal, Senior Director and Head Auto category at Ola said.

Ola’s in-trip insurance program ‘Chalo Befikar’ for auto driver partners is an initiative that provides a cover of Rs 500,000 at zero-cost for every Ola Auto driver partner. It entails daily benefits in case of hospitalisation to cover business losses, takes care of outstanding auto loans, and children’s education.

The key features of ’Chalo Befikar’ program include covering outstanding vehicle loan obligation of driver partners, irrespective of the loan amount, Children’s education fee (up to Rs 24,000 per year) per child till class 10th – over and above the cover of Rs 500,000, business loss reimbursement of up to Rs 750 per day for 3 months, in case of temporary disability.

‘Auto Unnati’ has a tailor-made performance-based financial benefit program that guarantees earnings of Rs. 40,000 to all auto drivers. This program has been launched exclusively for Ola Auto driver partners in Bengaluru and will inspire them to focus more on customer service and increase their earning potential.

Ola launched in 2014, Ola has over 2,00,000 Auto rickshaws registered on its platform across 73 cities, and plans to launch in more cities in the coming months.