Uber to offer free rides to CHILDLINE 1098

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GUWAHATI, Oct 14: Uber announced a partnership with the CHILDLINE India Foundation (CIF), supported by the Union Ministry of Women and Child Development, on Wednesday, to provide 30000 free rides to child care professionals for reaching and attending to children in distress.

The association, worth over INR63 lakh, for the period October to December 2020, extends across all 83 Indian cities where Uber operates. It also includes mobility support to CHILDLINE 1098 personnel in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata, Bengaluru and Chennai, where CIF operates their contact centres.

Speaking about Uber’s ongoing efforts, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India, and South Asia, said, “We are thrilled to partner with CHILDLINE 1098, a phone number that spells hope for millions of children across India, and work towards building a brighter future for India’s youngest citizens. At Uber, we are committed to supporting some of the most vulnerable citizens in the country, impacted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic. Our association with CHILDLINE 1098 gives us an opportunity to make a difference for those who are often unable to fend for or help themselves.’’

Dr Anjaiah Pandiri, Executive Director, CHILDLINE India Foundation, said, “We are really grateful to partner with Uber India for their support in providing CHILDLINE’s first responders at the CHILDLINE Contact Centres, CHILDLINE units at districts and railway stations and CHILDLINE programme teams across the country with safe transportation options. With their support we will be able to respond to and reach children in distress whenever and wherever needed.”

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