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Locus launches mobile app to help stranded drivers find food & water on highways

April 3, 2020: The B2B SaaS supply chain company, Locus has initiated the ‘Driver Seva mobile app’ project along with Highway Delite, a travel app startup, to help truck drivers stuck on highways due to the lockdown find food, water, and safe parking near their location, across the country.

This project is supported by the Bharat Petroleum Corp, in association with the All India Motor Transport Congress and in partnership with Agarwal Packers and Movers.
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This project is supported by the Bharat Petroleum Corp, in association with the All India Motor Transport Congress and in partnership with Agarwal Packers and Movers.

April 3, 2020: The B2B SaaS supply chain company, Locus has initiated the ‘Driver Seva mobile app’ project along with Highway Delite, a travel app startup, to help truck drivers stuck on highways due to the lockdown find food, water, and safe parking near their location, across the country.

This project is supported by the Bharat Petroleum Corp, in association with the All India Motor Transport Congress and in partnership with Agarwal Packers and Movers Ltd (APML).

The country-wide lockdown in India has had an impact across industries, but at the heart of it all is logistics and supply chain. Drivers, who are the lifeline of this industry, have been deeply affected right now. A sizable population of drivers have nowhere to go to and not many resources to survive with.

“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.


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