Ola’s council to help road safety cause

Taxi aggregator Ola on Wednesday announced the launch of a safety council, which will work towards achieving the government's target of halving road accident deaths and injuries by the year 2020.

Published: 26th April 2018 02:07 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th April 2018 03:46 AM   |  A+A-

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Taxi aggregator Ola on Wednesday announced the launch of a safety council, which will work towards achieving the government's target of halving road accident deaths and injuries by the year 2020.

The council, described by the company as a first-of-its-kind initiative, will have members from the urban transport sector and also those involved in climate change studies, women's safety campaigns, security management and the emergency management services.

"Being a homegrown ride-sharing company with a network of 10 lakh plus drivers, every driver can be a good samaritan and first responder in a post crash situation if needed," said Dr G V Ramana Rao, Director of GVK EMRI, Emergency Medicine Learning Centre (EMLC) and a member of the council.

"The intent is to galvanise public-private partnerships through multi-stakeholder approach, bringing in measurable impact," said Nitesh Prakash, Senior Director Operations, Ola.

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