After launching its operations in Patna earlier this year, on-demand ride-sharing company Uber announced its launch in Ranchi and Vijayawada, expanding its footprint to 40 cities across India now. 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.
“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.”
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.