Auto racing giant Uber has now added rickshaws to its transport list on the app. The company on Thursday announced the launch of Uber e-rickshaws in Kolkata. Previously Uber only dealt with taxis and cars, but this would be the first time it will add electronic rickshaws to its platform. The company revealed it will distribute over 500 electronic rickshaws in Calcutta.
Uber aims to make short-distance travel easier for commuters in Kolkata. Users can now see the option to book an electric rickshaw next to the cars. Along with UberGo, Uber Premium, Uber Rentals, Auto users will now see UberToto. Services will be available in Howrah, Barasat, Madhyamgram, Rajarhat, Salt Lake and others.
Calcutta isn’t the only state to receive this new offer from Uber. In early November, Uber had launched electronic rickshaw services in Delhi. The company had distributed over 100 electronic rickshaws to various locations in Delhi. Services in Delhi’s 26 metro stations such as Ashok Park Main, Dabri Mor, ESI Basaidarapur, Inderlok, Janakpuri East, Janakpuri West, Kanhaiya Nagar metro, Keshav Puram, Madipur, Mayapuri, Moti Nagar, Paschim Vihar East, Punjabi Bagh west, Rajouri Garden, Ramesh Nagar, Satguru Ram singh Marg, Shadipur, Shakurpur, Shastri Nagar, Shivaji Park, Subhash Nagar, Tagore Garden, Tilak Nagar, Uttam Nagar East, Uttam Nagar West and Kirti Nagar.
The goal is to make commuting easier and more convenient for subway users. So if you have the Uber app you will no longer have to wait for the rickshaws, you can simply book an e-rickshaw and reach your destination safely. ‘
“We are delighted to launch e-rickshaws on Uber’s platform as an efficient and environmentally friendly mobility solution that will offer cyclists convenient home pick-ups, secure, contactless payment options, all at the touch of a button. people are starting to travel again, we have the opportunity to reduce our environmental impact and this launch demonstrates our commitment to meeting the country’s growing need for clean, affordable transportation solutions “, Subodh Sangwan, General Manager, East India and southern Uber said in a statement.
Uber said the launch is in line with their recently announced global commitment to make all rides on their platform 100% emission-free by 2040 through zero-emission vehicles and the integration of public transport and micro-mobility.
Auto racing giant Uber has now added rickshaws to its transport list on the app. The services were started in Delhi and Calcutta.
- Uber has now added rickshaws to its transport list on the app.
- The company on Thursday announced the launch of Uber e-rickshaws in Kolkata.
- Uber has deployed over 500 electronic rickshaws in Calcutta and 100 in Delhi.