After launching its operations in Patna earlier this year, Uber has now announced its launch in Ranchi and Vijayawada. With this development, users in Ranchi and Vijayawada will be able to book rides on Uber by downloading the Uber app on their Android and iOS smartphones.
Uber has also announced that it now serves in 40 cities across India having recently inaugurated its ride-hailing services in Agra, Kanpur, Amritsar, Varanasi and Prayagraj in the past few months.
“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” said Prabhjeet Singh, South Asia Head of Cities, Uber India.
He added, “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.”
For those of you who reside in Ranchi or Vijayawada, you’ll be able to hail a cab on Uber by downloading the Uber app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store on your iOS or Android smartphone. You’ll then be able to request a ride by entering your destination and choosing a ride. Upon booking a cab through Uber, you’ll be able to see the price you’ll be charged, estimated route, driver’s picture and vehicle details.
Last month, Uber partnered with the National Health Authority to offer free healthcare benefits to its drivers and delivery partners. The scheme was developed under Ayushman Bharat and offers up to Rs 5,00,000 of healthcare benefits per year for free when undergoing secondary and tertiary treatment in government and private hospitals.
The ride-hailing app also added a new feature in its interface which brought Voice over IP calling to enable free-calling between riders and drivers for seamless connectivity.