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Shell launches next phase of DriveSafeIndia program covering one lakh drivers by March 2022

by Our Corresspondent - Oct 13, 2021
Shell launches next phase of DriveSafeIndia program covering one lakh drivers by March 2022, News, KonexioNetwork.com

Bangalore : Shell’s #DriveSafeIndia Program, launched in February 2019, has screened more than 2.6 lakh drivers and has been able to address vision issues of approx.1.75 lakh by providing them free pairs of spectacles. The program has also been awarded the coveted Prince Michael International Road Safety Award for its outstanding contribution to Road Safety in 2019. (https://www.shell.in/media/news-and-media-releases-2019/shell-india-and-visionspring-win-global-award.html)

Despite the pandemic, Shell continued the DriveSafeIndia program in line with government regulations and safety protocols. As part of their endeavor to continue keeping Indian roads safe, Shell has now roped in another partner, the India Vision Institute (an NGO providing access to vision testing and spectacles to the underprivileged in remote parts of India), to further expand the programme and vision testing camps in the states of Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.  

This year’s DriveSafe India program was officially launched in Chennai ahead of World Sight Day and aims to cover an additional 1.00 lakh drivers. Of this, eyecare needs of 50,000 commercial vehicle and truck drivers will be addressed in the Tamil Nadu and Karnataka and the remaining in other states.