The Indian Navy has formalized an agreement by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber. This signing ceremony took place in the presence of Admiral R Hari Kumar, Chief of the Naval Staff, Mrs. Kala Hari Kumar, President of NWWA (Navy Wives Welfare Association), and Mr. Abhinav Mittoo, Senior Country Manager of Uber for Business, representing India, South Asia, and Egypt. This partnership aims to enhance cooperation and collaboration between the Indian Navy and Uber.
More About the MoU
The focus of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Indian Navy and Uber is on delivering dependable, convenient, secure, and cost-effective mobility solutions for the personal travel and daily commutes of Naval personnel and their families throughout the nation. This partnership seeks to improve the transportation options available to the Navy community, ensuring their mobility needs are met effectively.
Benefits for Indian Naval personnel and their families
Under the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Uber, Naval personnel and their families can expect the following benefits:
- Personalized Profile on the Uber App: Users will have a personalized profile within the Uber app, making it easier to access and manage their transportation needs.
- Premier Executive Cab Category with Surge Price Protection: A dedicated Premier Executive Cab category will be available, providing protection against surge pricing during peak office hours, and ensuring cost-effective travel.
- Availability of Top-Rated Drivers: Users will have access to top-rated drivers, ensuring a high level of service quality and safety.
- Zero Cancellation Fee: No cancellation fee charges for any Uber rides, giving users flexibility in their travel plans.
- 24×7 Premium Business Support: Users can benefit from round-the-clock premium business support, ensuring assistance and assistance whenever needed.
The MoU between the Indian Navy and Uber is in alignment with the Chief of Naval Staff’s (CNS) vision of ensuring the happiness and well-being of naval personnel, as part of the ‘SHIPS FIRST’ initiative. It represents a pioneering initiative within the Armed Forces, emphasizing the importance of enhancing the quality of life for naval personnel and their families.
Furthermore, this collaboration is a reflection of the Government of India’s ‘Digital India’ vision, which advocates the adoption of technology for bringing about transformative change across various sectors, including transportation and mobility solutions. By embracing technology and innovative partnerships like this one with Uber, the Indian Navy is taking significant steps toward modernization and improving the overall experience of its personnel.
Uber is a transportation network company (TNC). It offers ride-hailing, food delivery, package delivery, couriers, freight transportation, and other transportation services. It is one of the largest TNCs in the world, with operations in over 60 countries and 700 cities.
- Uber was founded in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp.
- The company’s initial focus was on ride-hailing. However, it has since expanded its services to include food delivery, package delivery, couriers, and freight transportation.
- Uber operates on a peer-to-peer (P2P) model.
- This means that drivers use their own cars to provide rides to passengers.
- Uber charges a commission on each ride, which is paid by the passenger.
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