WhistleDrive Announces Interest-Free Loans to 800+ Cabbies; No COVID-19 Related Layoffs12 months ago Saritha Keshamoni
Hyderabad based employee transportation company WhistleDrive has announced interest-free loans to over 800+ growing partner cabbies network spread in 4 cities. The company which operates in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, and Pune also announced there will be no COVID-19 related layoffs in the company.
Announcing the initiative Rakesh Munnanooru, Founder, CEO of WhistleDrive said “WhistleDrive is offering an interest-free loan of up to Rupees 5000 per cabbie for April to ensure their basic needs are met and they feel job secure. This initiative has helped around 65% of its cab partners already.”
Furthermore, WhistleDrive requested its clients to do a basic payout so that they can support cab partners, and also retain all the workforce they deploy at client locations. “We promise there will be no layoffs or pay cuts. In fact, we are looking to onboard a few critical roles in Bengaluru and Pune.” Says Rakesh to quash job security fears.
WhistleDrive is the fastest-growing Employee Transportation company, providing Fleet, plus technology and on-ground support for the corporate employee’s transportation. It operates in Hyderabad, Chennai, Bangalore, and Pune, serving 35+ Clients through its fleet of 800+ Cabs to move 25000 employees every day.
To deal with the COVID-19 outbreak, WhistleDrive has chalked out things-to-do campaigns for its employees, drivers, clients to follow the best practices. This includes making it mandatory for drivers to use a face mask and a sanitizer in every cab. The company has enforced regular temperature checks at their client locations for all their drivers.
They also rolled out a technology feature to ensure clients and employees can get real-time info on wellness checks performed concerning cabs and drivers.
“We are in this together and we will get through this. WhistleDrive is driven by its cab partners, employees, and our clients. Empathy towards each other is vital during this challenging time. Our focus is to stay home, stay safe and get back strong when life returns to normalcy.” Rakesh says, explaining the purpose behind its COVID-19 counter initiatives.
Post lockdown too the same safety and hygiene standards will be followed. It will be mandatory for all their driver-partners and on-ground team to use a face mask, a sanitizer in every vehicle and temperature checks at their client locations.
Founded by Rakesh Munnanooru in 2016, the Hyderabad headquartered company is a recipient of several awards & recognitions including the Next Global Tech50 at the World Innovators Meet,2019, 10 Best Start-ups in Hyderabad- 2018, 50 Emerging Start-ups to Watch in 2019 and others.