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Bhavish Agarwal, CEO, Ola Cabs on Tuesday announced that the company will skill 50-lakh driver entrepreneurs on its platform by 2022.
The announcement was made at the launch of India's first dedicated training centers for drivers in partnership with Rise India, NSDC and Ola. Minister of Road Transport & Highways, Nitin Gadkari, Minister for Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Rajiv Pratap Rudy, and Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar Tejashwi Prasad Yadav were present on the occasion.
During the event, Rajiv Pratap Rudy called out for the need for drivers in the country, and acknowledged Ola's efforts in providing employment and entrepreneurship opportunities to aspiring driver-partners.
In a statement Aggarwal said, "The mobility sector in the country is seeing growth and has the potential to empower individuals from all walks of life to become micro-entrepreneurs."
Ola works with various state governments to create a skilled workforce, in addition to its partnership with various Indian financial institutions and car manufacturers to give them easy access to capital, insurance and vehicles at discounted prices.