Uber has announced its support for the third phase of India’s vaccination drive with free rides worth Rs 1 Crore for the residents of Bengaluru. Uber is offering a similar service for its customers in the United States as well. The company says that the support package for the Government of Karnataka is a part of its recently announced pledge to support the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), State Governments and local NGOs with free rides worth Rs 10 Crores across 34 Indian cities, including Bengaluru.
Who can take the Uber Free Rides for COVID-19 Vaccination
The free rides can be utilised by everyone eligible for vaccination, to travel to and from the nearest authorised vaccination centre. These free rides can be obtained through redeemable promo codes. Prabhjeet Singh, president, Uber India and South Asia, said, “We feel privileged to support theGovernment of Karnataka in its mission to vaccinate citizens. Our efforts in this partnership will be focused on providing safer and timely transport options for all, eligible for vaccination. As a part of our commitment to #MoveWhatMatters globally, we will continue to support vaccination drives so that affected communities can quickly recover from the pandemic and rebuild their lives.”
How to Claim Uber Free Rides for COVID-19 Vaccination
- Tap the menu in the top left of the Uber app and select ‘Wallet’.
- Select ‘Add Promo Code’ at the bottom to add the code 10M21V.
- Vaccination Promo Codes will be applicable in the Uber app for all users in Bengaluru, across all its products.
- Add the promo code for a trip to the nearest authorised vaccination centre located in a government or a private hospital, and the return trip.
- Navigate to the rides home screen and enter the pick-up/drop-off location for yourself or the person the ride is being booked for.
- Confirm the trip.
- The value of each free ride will be maximum Rs 150 and a rider is entitled to maximum of two free rides, to and from the vaccination center.
- The final fare displayed before confirming the trip will be inclusive of the discount.