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Swiggy to employ 2000 women drivers in the next 5 months

Swiggy will add 2,000 women delivery personnel across 10 cities by March 2019. It said that it has 60 women drivers across 10 cities including Ahmedabad, Kochi, Kolkata, Mumbai, Nagpur and Pune. The company will identify “safe zones” for women drivers to operate in and ask them to complete deliveries by 6pm, a statement said. Swiggy has also rolled out Swiggy Smiles, an insurance and benefits program for its drivers which includes on-call doctors, educational scholarships for drivers and their children, personal loans, and monthly rewards. The company now claims to have partnered with 45,000 restaurants in 45 cities, and says that there has been a 3x growth in volumes of orders in the last financial year. Expansion spree Earlier this month, Swiggy expanded to 16 new cities: Thrissur, Tirupur, Warangal, Aurangabad, Agra, Mangalore, Manipal, Jalandhar, Trichy, Udaipur, Amritsar, Varanasi,…

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