Uber & Kolkata Police join hands for quick access to citizen-safety app “Bondhu’”

One of the biggest on-demand ride-hailing firms of the world, Uber, says that it is a huge responsibility to take people from one location to another. At Uber, they believe that technology offers an incredible prospect to enhance road safety by novel and pioneering means during, after, and before every ride.

Uber & Kolkata Police join hands for quick access to citizen-safety app “Bondhu'”

And now the ride-sharing firm has declared an association with Kolkata Police to enable rapid access to a citizen safety mobile application, entitled “Bondhu,” via the Uber application. Uber, with this initiative, joins forces with the law enforcement organization to advance the prevailing safety features on its interface. The Bondhu app enables the users to directly connect to the control room of the Kolkata Police in case of any crisis.

The Additional Commissioner of Police (I) from the Kolkata Police, Vineet Kumar Goyal, mentioned, “The Bondhu app has been a vital technological advance in offering instant assistance to our citizens in anguish across the city. Now, through the Bondhu app, we have simplified the method of offering safety, which makes it simpler for our citizens instead of crunching the control room number. We embrace this proposal of Uber for incorporating this application with the Uber app to enhance the reach out so that more individuals across the city, the one in need of instant help during any type of crisis, can utilize this app.”

At present, the Bondhu app will be made available to all driver partners and riders in Kolkata in a single go. The Bondhu app has been downloaded by almost 40,000 individuals since its rollout on June 22, 2017. The General Manager of Uber for Kolkata, Arpit Mundra, said, “We take the well-being of our drivers & riders very seriously and it is our topmost precedence at Uber. We are excited to be allied with the Kolkata Police in this significant undertaking. The incorporation of the Bondhu app is a huge step toward further reinforcement of the safety net accessible to our drivers and riders.”

The initial phase of this association will witness Uber bringing up an enduring in-app admission for the Bondhu app, with a link for downloading the app from the App Store. The 2nd phase will enable the users to access directly the Bondhu app from the Uber application. And the final phase will implicate an API Incorporation between both the applications.