Locus, leading B2B SaaS company, that specializes in automating human decisions in supply chain, has initiated the ‘Driver Seva mobile app’ project along with Highway Delite, a travel app startup, to do its bit in easing the situation for the truck drivers who are stuck on highways due to the lockdown. This project is supported by oil marketing major Bharat Petroleum in association with the All India Motor Transport Congress. Agarwal Packers and Movers (APML) is also a partner in this initiative.
This app aims to help drivers in the current lockdown with information regarding food, water, and safe parking near their location, across the country.
“Highway Delite has added more than 400 BPCL Pumps (140 BPCL Company owned pumps), 6 APML Hubs, and 30+ dhabas. The Highway Delite team is working to increase this count to 1000+ within 4 days by listing more pumps and dhabas, where food facilities will be available to drivers,” said Rajesh Kumar G, Founder, Highway Delite.
“We heard from a lot of clients about their drivers being stranded on highways with nowhere to go and bleak availability of essentials like water and food. We immediately got into the act and reached out to Highway Delite to set this up. Once again, I am glad that technology is acting as an enabler in these uncertain times. We all need to come together and help each other out in the present situation,” said Nishith Rastogi, CEO and Co-founder, Locus.
The petrol pump owner and dhaba owner can also update the availability of food and water on a real-time basis by logging into the same application.