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IndianOil Tata Motors launch driver welfare initiative

first_imgEnhancing their commitment towards the betterment of the driver community, Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., India’s largest downstream Petroleum company, in conjunction with Tata Motors, India’s largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, has launched an innovative industry-first driver welfare initiative – ‘Saarthi Aaram Kendra’. The initiative provides pit stops for drivers to rest thereby improving their physical and mental well-being. The first of many Saarthi Aaram Kendras was inaugurated recently at Bawal, Rewari which is located on India’s busiest National highway-NH8. Also Read – Add new books to your shelfDriver welfare and safety has always been the foremost priority for IndianOil and Tata Motors – right from designing trucks to providing tailored value-offerings for their overall wellbeing. The Saarthi Aaram Kendra is a step towards recognising the efforts of commercial vehicle drivers and giving them access to basic amenities “on the go”. IndianOil has developed a chain of large format retail outlets/Petrol Pumps on major national and state highways focusing on state of the art driver amenities provided exclusively for drivers which is in addition to fueling of vehicles. The various facilities include Driver Rest Room with CCTV display/Wi-Fi/TV/Lockers/Coolers etc, Dhaba, Self-Cooking area, Secured parking with CCTV Camera, Laundrette, Toilet block, Open Bathing facility with Houda, Doctor’s on call, en route road assistance on call, and much more. The facility has been comprehensively designed to offer an end-to-end solution and comfort to long route drivers. Also Read – Over 2 hours screen time daily will make your kids impulsiveIndianOil through its large format ROs and ‘Sarai’ has ensured comfort to long distance drivers. Regular eye check-ups with name ‘Ujala’, pieces of training on safe driving practices, distribution of driver kits are few initiatives IndianOil has taken up for the welfare of drivers. Similarly, Tata Motors even offers comprehensive solutions for driver’s economic, social and health betterment under the banner of ‘Sampoorna Seva’. Speaking on the occasion, Vigyan Kumar, Executive Director (Retail Sales), IndianOil, said, “IndianOil has always pioneered in taking various driver-centric initiatives at most of its highway retail outlets. Saarthi Aaram Kendra is another such unique initiative taken in this direction to cater to the daily needs of commercial vehicle drivers in a more efficient manner which will provide a feeling of home stay to them at our RO’s. This will help them perform their duties in a more efficient manner. IndianOil and Tata Motors have been in long association in successfully partnering various business tie-ups and this new joint initiative on driver welfare activity will further improve their goodwill towards drivers’ community.” Commenting on the initiative, Girish Wagh, President – CVBU, Tata Motors Limited, said, “At Tata Motors, ensuring road safety and providing comfort to the truck drivers is of utmost importance. Saarthi Aaram Kendra is an initiative to improve the working conditions of commercial vehicle drivers and provide them with an environment wherein they can easily access their daily needs. This will help the drivers de-stress after a long journey and thereby improve their efficiency. In the initial phase, around 100+ drivers will benefit every day at this facility, which will be scaled up gradually. We are proud to associate with Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. In this initiative to improve the well-being of the truck drivers.”last_img

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