Swiggy, India’s largest food ordering and delivery platform, on Wednesday announced its delivery partner focused initiative, Safety First - a collaborative effort with Round TabIe India and CII Young Indians (Yi - is part of Confederation Indian Industry) to conduct road safety programmes. Through this initiative, Swiggy aims to make roads safer for both the delivery partners and citizens.
Through Swiggy’s Safety First, the company will enable extensive sensitisation, awareness and training of its delivery partners on the various nuances of road safety. The programme was launched in Bengaluru on Wednesday, in the presence of Commissioner for Road Transport and Safety, Sri VP Ikkeri with an MOU signed between Swiggy, Round Table India and CII Young Indians. Over 100 Swiggy delivery partners participated in an hour-long awareness workshop, led by professional trainers from Young Indians and the Swiggy team.
With over 70,000 delivery partners, Swiggy has the largest delivery fleet in the county. Post its launch in Bengaluru, the company plans to roll out this mandatory training programme across the country. The programme currently entails aspects of road safety, including:
· Guidelines to ensure safer riding experience for Swiggy’s partners
· Emergency Situation Management
· Accident Response
· Safety for Self and Emergency victims
· Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation Techniques
“Swiggy’s fleet of delivery partners travel hundreds of kilometers each day, as they deliver food across Bengaluru. This initiative is aimed towards making roads safer for them and the wider community” said Sachin Kotangale, VP - Operations, Swiggy. “With Swiggy’s Safety First, our delivery partners are being trained on the various aspects of road safety, along with being equipped with skills like providing first aid in times of need. With the help of our partners, Round TabIe India and CII Young Indians, we are committed to doing our best towards improving road safety for everyone.”
Ajith Mathew George, Co-Chair CII Young Indians Bengaluru, said, “Young Indians as part of its national initiative on Road Safety, is committed towards making our roads accident free and safe for all. With this focus, Young Indians across the country has been working with various partners on making the drivers aware about theirs as well as the fellow citizens safety on the road, by conducting sessions by experts in the field of Emergency Medicine.”
“Today, road safety is a major concern with ever increasing vehicles on road. The ‘Safety First’ initiative in association with Swiggy, Young Indians and RTI will definitely help in the long run. We hope more organisations would come forward and do such training for safer roads. We are happy that Swiggy has taken a leading role in this regard,” said Dhruv Dalmia, National President, Round Table India.
Young Indians Bengaluru, an integral part of CII comprises of professionals and entrepreneurs who volunteer towards various projects aimed at Nation Building.