In January this year, India launched one of the world’s largest vaccination drives to contain the spread of the pandemic, to boost its economy and build a safer, stronger nation. Uber shares these goals and to support the Central, State Governments, and NGOs, we’re pledging free rides worth INR 10 Crores.
These free rides are deployed to help citizens travel to and from authorised vaccination centres, located in both government and private hospitals.
In addition to supporting the ongoing vaccination drive, these free rides will further boost earning opportunities for Drivers on Uber’s platform during these challenging times.
All citizens eligible for vaccination can utilize these free rides to travel to and from the nearest authorised vaccination centre through easily redeemable promo codes. We have also leveraged NGO partners such as the Robin Hood Army and others, for transporting the vulnerable and underprivileged elderly to vaccination centres.
As part of our collaboration with the MoHFW for addressing vaccine hesitancy, we direct our riders to credible vaccine information sources through our app and social media channels. Additionally, we will launch a Public Service Announcement (PSA) campaign stressing the importance of masking, social distancing and other COVID safe behavior, even after vaccination.
Given that drivers on Uber’s platform meet the two main criteria of essentiality and vulnerability, we have requested the Central Government to make them eligible for early access to vaccination.
If you are eligible for vaccination or know someone who is, avail your free rides today!
Here’s how you can claim a free ride:
- Tap the menu in the top left of the Uber app and select ‘Wallet’
- Select ‘Add Promo Code’ at the bottom to add the code 10M21V
- Vaccination Promo Codes will be applicable in the Uber app for all users, in 34 cities, and across all our Products
- Add the promo code for a trip to the nearest authorised vaccination centre in a Govt. or Private hospital and the return trip.
- Navigate to the rides home screen and enter the pick-up/drop-off location for yourself or the person you are booking for.
- Confirm your trip
- The value of each free ride will be maximum Rs. 150 and a rider is entitled to maximum of two free rides, to and from the vaccination center
- The final fare displayed before confirming the trip will be inclusive of the discount
From March 8, we will roll out these free rides in a staggered manner across 34 Indian cities. These include:
|Uttar Pradesh||Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Agra|
|Punjab||Mohali, Amritsar, Ludhiana|
|Maharashtra||Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad|
|Gujarat||Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara|
|Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal, Indore|
|Andhra Pradesh||Visakhapatnam, Vijayawada|