Ola Sets Up First Of Its Kind Safety Council To Reduce Road Fatalities And Injuries

| April 25 , 2018 , 15:15 IST

Car-hailing app Ola has set up a first of its kind Safety council of policy experts to work with the government to reduce road fatalities, according to two people aware of the plans.

According to a statement from Ola, the safety council will bring together organisations and individual achievers from various sectors viz. urban transport, climate change, women’s safety, security management, traffic management, and emergency management services.

The council’s member organizations are the Indian Road Safety Campaign, represented by its founder and president, Amar Srivastava; and the Centre for Social Research, led by its director, Ranjana Kumari. This council will act as a catalyst towards supporting the Government’s agenda to halve the road deaths and injuries by 2020, says Ola.

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“Ola as a safety first organisation is proud to partner with eminent experts who have done exceptional work in public safety. Given the rich experience of safety experts backed by Ola’s tech prowess and countrywide reach, the industry first Council will further strengthen the mobility safety ecosystem in the country. The intent is to galvanize public-private partnerships through a multi-stakeholder approach, bringing in measurable impact,” Nitesh Prakash, Sr Director, Operations at Ola said.