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Uber to deliver household essentials to consumers, ties up with bigbasket

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Uber to deliver household essentials to consumers, ties up with bigbasket

Uber to deliver household essentials to consumers, ties up with bigbasket

Uber will now deliver household essentials to customers and has partnered with bigbasket for the service amid the ongoing countrywide lockdown.

Uber, which is in discussions with other supermarkets and pharmacies for offering similar delivery services, said two-wheelers (UberMoto) and four-wheelers (UberGo and UberXL) and network of driver-partners will help support delivery of essential supplies safely to consumers’ doorsteps.

“This last-mile delivery service provides multiple wins. It supports authorities in containing COVID-19, delivers essential supplies in a timely manner to customers and creates earning opportunities for drivers. We will not charge any commission for our efforts,” said Uber India and South Asia Director-Operations and Head of Cities Prabhjeet Singh.

He added that the partnership with grocery delivery platform bigbasket is the first in this direction.

With the implementation of the 21-day lockdown, the government has allowed only people in essential services like healthcare, banking and media to commute. With no cabs being allowed to ply, driver-partners of ride-hailing apps have been left with no source of income.

Uber said its association with bigbasket will comply with all hygiene and traffic regulations.

The new service will enable bigbasket to serve customers in Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chandigarh and Noida. The e-passes required by the delivery partners as well as their training will be handled by bigbasket.

All drivers associated with this service have been provided masks, gloves, sanitisers, and specialised safety training.

PTI

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