Uber India to offer mobility solutions to Indian Navy

The partnership will cater to the transportation requirements of naval officers, staff, and families across the country.

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Commodore Neeraj Malhotra with Abhinav Mittoo, Country GM, Uber for Business

Commodore Neeraj Malhotra with Abhinav Mittoo, Country GM, Uber for Business

Leading ridesharing app Uber has partnered with the Indian Navy to become its exclusive mobility partner to offer reliable, convenient, and safe transportation solutions for official travel and commute of naval officers, staff, and families across the country.

Through this partnership, the Indian Navy will seamlessly integrate Uber’s ride-sharing technology via a seamless platform - Uber for Business into the Naval ecosystem. The partnership will help streamline the travel experiences of the Naval workforce, making their travel smoother and the process more efficient.

As part of this collaboration, Uber aims to drive effective change management for both official travel and commute and also bring curated enterprise benefits for the Indian Navy.

Speaking at the MoU signing, Abhinav Mittoo, Senior Country Manager, Uber for Business, Uber India, South Asia & Egypt said, “We are proud to partner with the Indian Navy that has truly embraced digitalisation. This partnership signals an important stride towards digitalisation as we embrace shared mobility options. Through this MoU, we aim to contribute to the Indian Navy’s larger vision of embracing technology for transformative change.”

CNS Admiral, R Hari Kumar, Indian Navy at the signing said, “This partnership originated from a need to find a solution and help officers and their families for their travel requirements, and avail the benefit from the IT revolution and digitisation in the country. Uber has revolutionised travel and stands for comfort, reach, and reliability today. This MoU holds great promise and represents a significant milestone in our sustained efforts towards ensuring 'Happy Personnel.' This is a crucial element of the SHIPS FIRST approach, adopted by the Navy, keeping the needs of our operational platforms first - every time and everywhere. In that regard, I am glad to note that the MoU covers not only the men and women in whites but also their dependents."

"I am also told that the dedicated account for Indian Naval personnel would have additional benefits such as zero cancellation fees, special vehicle category, and premium customer support, amongst many others. We will look to further extend this association to our veterans and sister services and believe that Uber’s large pool of green vehicles will reduce carbon footprint and make travel seamless”, he further added. 

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