Driven by its mission to address the issues in the trucking industry, Tata Motors in association with Pasco Motors, has launched Saarthi Aaram Kendra, at Madri, near Udaipur, Rajasthan.
The Saarthi Aaram Kendra initiative is a part of a larger driver welfare program. The initiative covers areas like accidental insurance, hospitalisation cover, financial counselling and educational assistance packages for their children, for the wellbeing of the saarthis and their families.
Tata Motors has put a strategic plan to set-up more such facilities along major National Highways to serve the needs of more drivers in the future, company said.
This is the fifth Saarthi Aaram Kendra for the truck drivers. The initiative is aimed towards improving the working conditions of commercial vehicle drivers while promoting better quality of life and taking necessary steps to enhance their mental and physical wellbeing.
During the launch, Tata Motors also conducted the Samarth health check-up camp and driver training on health, safety and environment for the truck drivers.
Rajesh Kaul, Vice President, Sales & Marketing, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit, Tata Motors, said, “Truck drivers form an important cog in the wheel, keeping the economy of India moving. We appreciate their efforts and we want to prioritise their mental health and physical wellness through our initiatives.”
The first Saarthi Aaram Kendra was inaugurated in May 2019, at an Indian Oil facility in Haryana. It has received healthy response with more than 50 drivers availing its facilities on a daily basis.