You can UberHIRE Cars for 12 Hrs Soon

The Economic Times - - Disruption: Startups & Tech - Neha.Alawadhi@ times­group.com

New Delhi: Uber will launch an on­de­mand cab ser­vice called UberHIRE, which will let users hire a cab for up to 12 hours, like a city or lo­cal taxi ser­vice.

Fol­low­ing a suc­cess­ful pi­lot in Kochi, the ser­vice is be­ing rolled out on Mon­day in eight more cities: New Delhi, Ben­galuru, Chen­nai, Mum­bai, Pune, Ahmed­abad, Vizag and Nag­pur. It will be ex­panded to other cities later. The ser­vice will let rid­ers make mul­ti­ple stops, like a lo­cal taxi ser­vice, in a time-based model within the city. “Our tech­nol­ogy makes it pos­si­ble for us to cre­ate spe­cialised so­lu­tions that can help users have ac­cess to re­li­able trans­porta­tion at af­ford­able prices. UberHIRE is one such prod­uct that ad­dresses the unique com­mut­ing needs of rid­ers in In­dia, es­pe­cially that of tourists, busi­ness trav­ellers, se­nior cit­i­zens, and work­ing pro­fes­sion­als by let­ting them book an Uber and use it for up to12 hours,” said Apurva Dalal, head of engi­neer­ing at Uber In­dia. The min­i­mum fare would be ₹ 449-649 de­pend­ing on the city for two hours and up to 30 kilo­me­ters.

Post this, rid­ers will be charged at ₹ 2 per minute and ₹ 12 per kilo­me­tre, with no dy­namic or surge pric­ing. A rider will be able to see the UberHIRE op­tion in the Uber app. The fi­nal pay­ment will be made in cash for now with an e-re­ceipt.

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