Rise India, Ola to upskill 50 lakh driver-entrepreneurs by 2022
India’s largest cab aggregator, Ola’s CEO Bhavish Aggarwal has announced — in the presence of Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship and Tejashwi Prasad Yadav, Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar — that the company will skill 50 lakh driver-entrepreneurs on its platform by 2022. This announcement was made at the launch of India’s first state-of-the-art dedicated training centers for drivers in partnership with Rise India, NSDC and Ola.
The announcement was part of Aggarwal’s address at the inauguration, which saw participation from other important Industry leaders and stakeholders such as Manish Kumar, CEO, NSDC and Ajay Chhangani, CEO, RISE INDIA.
During the event, Rajiv Pratap Rudy called out the huge need for drivers in the country, and acknowledged Ola’s efforts in providing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to thousands of aspiring driver-partners.