Bengaluru: Uber has made a huge announcement making lives easier for the blind and disabled in the country.

On Tuesday, Uber said it has partnered with the National Association for the Blind (NAB), Delhi to facilitate 12,000 free rides worth over Rs 25 lakhs to the blind, low-vision and other disabled persons, as well as their caregivers and teachers.

People with problems with vision in Bengaluru will have access to these unlimited free rides across the city.

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The free rides will be valid from October to December 2020 and will enable their safe access to educational and training institutes as well as workplaces in eight cities, a statement said.

Other than Bengaluru the free rides will be available in other cities like Delhi, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Jaipur, Chennai, and Kolkata.

In each of these cities, Uber's partnership with NAB will be implemented in collaboration with its local chapter.