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Uber partners with Kolkata Traffic Police to make Durga Puja 2021 'safer and smoother' Uber
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Uber partners with Kolkata Traffic Police to make Durga Puja 2021 'safer and smoother'

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 13 Oct 2021, 06:09 pm

Kolkata: App based taxi service provider Uber is partnering with Kolkata Traffic Police to help the citizens visit pandals safely and conveniently during this year’s Durga Puja.

With support from Kolkata Traffic Police, Uber will have designated pick-up-drop-off points (PUDOs) during the festival days.

These PUDOs will be in 10 of the busiest and most popular geographic locations of the city.

During a time when most people in Kolkata take to the roads to enjoy the festivities, this partnership will help reduce congestion and better crowd and traffic management.

As part of the partnership, drivers will receive an in-app safety message from the Jt. Commissioner of Police (Traffic), Shri Pandey Santosh. The message will urge drivers to take a pledge against drunk driving and follow all COVID safety norms to ensure the safety and well-being of all citizens.

Commenting on the initiative, Armanur Rahman, Head of East India & Bangladesh, Uber said, “Durga Puja is among the biggest and most celebrated festivals in Kolkata. Millions of Puja lovers will step out after long to visit their favorite pandals and do festive shopping. Our partnership with the Kolkata Traffic Police will help make travel seamless, reduce traffic congestion, and promote driver safety. This is part of our core intent to provide a magical ride experience with Uber on every trip.”

These initiatives will continue till October 15, 2021.