Uber investing in safety as it charts $1b action plan
Taxi-hailing service Uber is investing ' heavily' in safety measures for its customers in the country as it charts a $1 billion action plan to ramp up operations in Mumbai.
"Safety is a top of the line priority for us at Uber and we are investing heavily in this area," Uber India president Amit Jain told PTI. The taxi hailing service has been at loggerheads with officials in the national capital where it faced a temporary ban in its services after one of its drivers was accused of raping a passenger last December.
Most recently, Uber's background checks have reportedly been criticized by US' California district attorneys who alleged that the checks failed to weed out drivers with criminal records. Regarding safety, Jain said Uber India is conducting extensive background checks through its partner First Advantage.