While automakers are going out of their way to help out customers trapped at home, what about folks who are running around the clock to ensure essential services remain accessible to millions?
The ongoing Coronavirus pandemic and the resulting 21-day lockdown in India has surely made life difficult for all citizens alike. While automakers across the country have rolled out numerous initiatives to help out their customers whilst bearing major financial burden, what about the unsung heroes who are working around the clock to ensure the essential services and supplies remain unhindered? Who's looking out for them apart from the Indian government?
Well, to answer this question, private firms like Zoomcar (self-drive mobility service provider) and GoMechanic (automotive repair & service solutions provider) are pulling out all the stops to provide safe, hassle-free commuting solutions and support to essential service providers across the country.
While mandatory government orders amid the lockdown have forced Zoomcar to take a major chunk of its vehicle fleet off the roads, Zoomcar is still providing select vehicles from its fleet to provide emergency mobility to bankers, healthcare professionals, hospital staff, and delivery executives. For this, Zoomcar is partnering with various organisations that are considered 'essential'. Further, Zoomcar claims that special attention has been paid to all its vehicles currently in use to make sure they're cleaned properly & sanitised for a safe commute. Features like 100% keyless access to the vehicles are also being offered.
Likewise, GoMechanic has launched its #OpenForHeroes initiative, which caters to any kind of mechanical support (repairs/service) required by ambulances, police vehicles or any other essential service vehicle. By contacting the helpline number – 08398970970 – the essential service provider can book a service/repair appointment with GoMechanic. The company will carry out the job free of cost (all labour and service charges will be completely waived and only actuals will be charged as per consumption, besides applicable taxes) at its nearest workshop. If in case the nearest GoMechanic workshop is not operational due to a region's lockdown guidelines, a mechanic will be sent to the affected vehicle's location to repair on site.