Taxi-hailing service Uber has stated that it will provide free rides worth one crore in Karnataka to support the government’s vaccination drive. Anyone eligible for vaccination can avail these rides to and from their nearest authorised vaccination centre. One can use the promo code 10M21V to avail of these rides. By Kumar Shree
Uber recently announced that it would provide free rides worth INR one crore for Bengaluru residents to support the third phase of India’s vaccination drive. As per the official statement released by Uber, this INR one crore support package for the Government of Karnataka is a part of its recently announced pledge to support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), state governments, and local NGOs in their vaccination drive by offering free rides across 34 Indian cities.
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Bengaluru is also on the list of eligible cities, along with Delhi NCR, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, Agra, Chandigarh, Dehradun, Mohali, Amritsar, Ludhiana, Chennai, Kochi, Trivandrum, Mumbai, Pune, Nagpur, Aurangabad, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Bhopal, Indore, Kolkata, Bhubaneswar, Patna, Ranchi, Hyderabad, Guwahati, Agartala, Visakhapatnam, and Vijayawada.
As reported by YourStory, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia, says, “We feel privileged to support the Government of Karnataka in its mission to vaccinate citizens. Our efforts in this partnership will be focused on providing safer and timely transport options for all eligible for vaccination. As a part of our commitment to #MoveWhatMatters globally, we will continue to support vaccination drives so that affected communities can quickly recover from the pandemic and rebuild their lives.”
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Here’s a step-wise breakdown for booking rides through the coupon code, as provided on Uber’s official website:
- Tap the menu in the top left of the Uber app and select the Wallet option.
- Select ‘Add Promo Code’ at the bottom to add the code 10M21V.
- Vaccination promo codes will be applicable in the Uber app for users in 34 cities and across products.
- Add the promo code for a trip to the nearest authorised vaccination centre at a government 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 taking the ride.
- Confirm your trip.
- Each free ride will be of maximum INR 150 value, where a rider can avail of two free rides. One ride to the vaccination centre, and the other back to their place.
- The final fare displayed before confirming the trip will be inclusive of the discount.
Uber’s official statement also stated that apart from extending the support to vaccination drives, these rides will also help the drivers on the platform as their earnings have also taken a severe hit because of the ongoing pandemic situation.