Watson Car Service, the leading automotive mobility company based in Hyderabadi state, has opened a Hyderabad branch of its mobile phone driving service in a bid to attract the growing number of drivers who have moved to the state for the better wages and job prospects.
According to an official announcement, the Hyderabad Watson Car service will provide mobile phone drivers in Hyderad with the opportunity to take the next step in their career by earning a salary of ₹1,200 per month.
Watson Car Service has also announced a series of incentives for its drivers, including a discounted rate of ₪50 on the first month of the new service, an offer to join the company and free mobile phone.
The Hyderabad operation will also have a dedicated staff for the service and provide driver training.
The Hyderabad location of the Watson Car and its mobile service will be the first of its kind in India and the first such vehicle service to be launched in India, said Vijay Makhija, chairman and managing director of Watson Car.
“The new Watson Car will be fully self-managing and self-serve, providing drivers with a platform to connect with and meet other drivers and help them find their way to success,” Makhiya said.
The Hyderabai branch of the company will offer driver training and car-driving training, as well as other training options, he said.
Watson Cars are powered by a mobile app which allows drivers to connect to other drivers who are in the same vehicle as the driver and offer them the chance to earn money through the use of their phone and drive in a safe and controlled environment.
It is an effort to get more drivers into the job market, according to Makhia.
It is a first step towards establishing the Hyderabattan Watson Car as a viable business model, Makhikas said.
The company has already secured a franchise deal with the Telangana government and will now be able to take over the car from the existing driver training centre.
This is part of the initiative to provide better job opportunities to the drivers and their families in the state, Makarama Rao, managing director, Watson Car, said.
“This is a great opportunity for our drivers to earn a proper living,” Rao said.