Uber, the taxi-aggregator company, has expanded its “Uber for Business” offering by launching two new services that aim to help businesses support their employees’ daily commute amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

The two new commute options launched by Uber are – Employee Group Rides and Business Charter.

Employee Group Rides allow employees from the same organisation to book rides together to travel to work; and Business Charter helps companies reserve a dedicated fleet of vehicles provided by third party fleet partners for their employees and customers.

All vehicles on the Uber for Business platform will be fitted with floor-to-ceiling safety screens or safety “cockpits” enclosing the driver, thereby limiting contact with the rider.

“Uber is committed to building innovative solutions which meet the needs of businesses in the ‘new normal.’ By leveraging technology and adapting our platform to meet the evolving needs of businesses we want to support millions of Indians returning to their workplaces. As our cities begin to open, our new commute services will equip corporations to offer their employees and customers convenient and cost-efficient solutions,” said Arjun Nohwar, director, Uber for Business, APAC.

These offerings had to an existing suite of business services by Uber that include Uber Medic – a 24/7 dedicated fleet to help healthcare professionals move with ease and Uber Essential that services critical travel needs.