Maruti Suzuki partners with Uber to train drivers and promote micro-entrepreneurship

New Delhi, 15 September 2016: Maruti Suzuki will be partnering with Uber in India to impart training to over 30,000 individuals/partner-drivers over a period of 3 years. The initiative will provide aspiring commercial drivers with micro-entrepreneurship opportunities and equip them with necessary skill to operate on the Uber platform.

The pilot phase will be rolled out in Hyderabad, Chennai, Delhi-NCR region and will be introduced in Mumbai, Bangalore, Ahmedabad and Pune thereafter.

The MoU was exchanged by Mr. Mahesh Rajoria, Assistant Vice President (Driving Training), Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Mr. Amit Jain, President, Uber India at the 9th Global Skills Summit at FICCI, in the presence of Mr. Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Union Minister of State for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship.

As per the MoU, Uber will provide qualified leads of potential driver-partners to Maruti Suzuki for facilitating them with commercial driver training. Under the specialized training module developed by Maruti Suzuki, the drivers will undergo pre-assessment tests, theoretical training, practical training and post-training assessments for a period of 30 days.

While the pre-assessment will be undertaken by Uber, the entire training process followed by post training assessment with grades attributed to the drivers will be Maruti Suzuki’s responsibility.

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