Uber Completes 10 Years Of Service In India, Helped 30 Lakh Drivers

In its 10 years of service in India, Uber has helped 30 lakh drivers to earn a cumulative amount of over ₹50,000 crores

Taxi service provider Uber has completed 10 years of service in India. The American transport company, which started from a few cities in 2013, now has its service provided over 125 cities in the country. The company claims the app’s popularity among millions of users for booking rides, with help to 8,00,000 drivers in earning a sustainable income.

 Uber noted that a lot of India-first innovations have been introduced in the last years including introduction of cash payments, regional language support and the implementation of several safety features, according to a report by Mint.

Since 2013, Uber has said to have helped 30 lakh drivers in India to earn a cumulative amount of over ₹50,000 crores through its platform, which has facilitated around 300 crore trips. The company said that its drivers have driven over 3,300 crore kilometres in the last ten years which is equivalent to travelling from Earth to Moon around 86,000 times. 

Uber India and South Asia President, Prabhjeet Singh said, “Uber has become a part of India’s social fabric and we are proud and privileged to have been able to make a difference by enabling access and movement to riders while enabling livelihood to millions of drivers over the last decade. With a vibrant demography and expanding digital economy, the future is exciting and we look forward to doing our bit to accelerate progress towards India’s envisioned techade."

According to a survey released by Uber, 30 percent of the respondents said that the mobility offered through multiple modes is the single most loved aspect of Uber. Avoiding car maintenance or driver salaries was the second most preferred reason, where saving up time during commute was the third.  

Notably, 79 percent of the people asked said that they totally or frequently depend on Uber for their nightlife plans that involve drinking.

Moreover, 90 percent of the respondents say that the ride-hailing app has revolutionized the way they travel in India, whereas 72 percent said that the availability of ride-sharing options has made them re-evaluate their plans to purchase a personal vehicle. 

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