Uber, on-demand ride-sharing company, has started its operations in Vijayawada and Ranchi today. With this launch, Uber has expanded its footprint to 40 cities across India. Uber’s recent launches in Patna, Agra, Kanpur, Amritsar, Varanasi, Prayagraj have enabled them to reach this milestone in the first half of 2019 as stated by the company in its press statement.
The launch is in line with Uber’s vision to offer affordable and reliable transportation to millions of riders, and livelihood opportunities for hundreds of thousands of driver partners across the region. UberGo will offer riders in Vijayawada and Ranchi an affordable and reliable solution to get around the city quickly and will help deliver a stress-free alternative for daily commuters, adds the statement of the company.
Commenting on the milestone Mr Prabhjeet Singh, Head of Cities, Uber India & South Asia, said: “Uber’s expansion into 40 cities is a testament to the endless potential of ridesharing to improve transportation and mobility in India. Uber has easily blended into the fabric of multiple cities, providing commute options across India at all price points. Furthermore, with the help of the government and public authorities, we are constantly unlocking the potential of shared mobility through optimal utilisation of existing vehicles on the road in cities such as Vijayawada and Ranchi. The launch will further help us in providing an affordable and reliable mobility option to the residents while creating micro-entrepreneurship opportunities for those who sign up as driver partners.’’
Uber has also introduced several innovative initiatives to reiterate its commitment to India such as UberCARE, an easy access to term insurance for the driver partners, Safety Toolkit and inked strong partnerships with Government bodies to bring transparency, accountability and strengthen safety of riders before, during and after a trip.