NEW DELHI: Amid growing concerns about passenger safety, ridesharing app Shuttl has partnered with personal verification agency OnGrid to provide Aadhaar-enabled verification for the drivers connected to its platform.
The Aadhaar verification would allow the company to validate facts and records through a thorough background check of the driver including authentication by their biometric details.
“We have been working closely with Shuttl’s team on their safedriver on-boarding initiatives, where they used customised OnGrid methodology and technology platform for background checks for their drivers,“ said Piyush Peshwani, cofounder, OnGrid. The Aadhaar linkage would make drivers more accountable, as their performance and work history would be linked to their Ongrid profile, he added.
A similar move was announced by Meru Cabs in 2014. The cab company had, however, run trials and set up the verification capability in-house.