Indian citizens will have access to cheap travel insurance from Uber, the ride-sharing app, after the taxi-hailing app was shut down by authorities in the country.
The insurance will be offered on an as-needed basis and will cover an average of Rs 3,500 per trip, according to the State Auto Insurance Board.
Uber said it was suspending operations in India for the time being as the authorities investigated allegations of fraud and breach of service.
It said it would appeal against the ban.
Uber’s drivers in the capital Delhi and in the rest of the country have been protesting against the company’s closure.
It has said it will continue operating in India, but that it has suspended operations because of its regulatory framework.
The government is also considering making the travel insurance free for people from rural areas to avoid the cost of insurance for people who live in urban areas.
India has some of the highest road deaths in the world, with more than 1,000 people killed every day, according the World Health Organization.