Rajkot, 9 March, 2021: Uber today announced the launch of its popular Uber Go and Intercity service in Rajkot, which will offer riders convenient and affordable mobility solutions to support their travel needs in the city as well as on-demand trips to neighbouring cities.
Uber launched its Uber Auto service in the city last year and since then, has been successfully promoting e-hail over the traditional street hail model for Auto rickshaws by offering convenient pick-ups, hassle-free rides, and digital payment options at the touch of a button.
The expansion of Uber Go and Uber Intercity to Rajkot is in line with Uber’s ‘India to Bharat’ strategy to increase its footprint and product offerings to regional markets, thereby realising its vision of providing doorstep pickups, safe and contactless payments, all at affordable prices. Uber’s range of services will also provide its community of driver-partners improved earnings and optimum utilization of their time, resulting in financial independence and the economic revival of communities.
Commenting on the launch, Shiva Shailendran, General Manager, North and West India, Uber, said,
“We are thrilled to launch our much-loved and popular UberGo and Intercity service in Rajkot. Since launching Uber Auto last year, the product has seen good demand in the city and we hope to continue creating magical experiences for our riders by offering efficient, convenient and affordable transportation options at the touch of a button along with creating livelihood opportunities for those who sign up as driver partners. We understand safety is a priority and all rides will conform to health guidelines, with the goal of making travel safer in the new normal.”
Over the last few months Uber has implemented innovative technology-driven solutions to help riders and drivers feel safer while on a trip. These include a comprehensive set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist, a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers and riders, and mandatory driver education on safety SOPs.
The company has also updated its cancellation policy allowing both riders and drivers to cancel trips if they don’t feel safe, driving a shared sense of responsibility for everyone using the platform.
Getting started with Uber is easy:
● Download the app – Get the free Uber app from the App Store or Google Play on your smartphone and open the app to create your account.
● Request a ride – Enter your destination and choose a ride option. You’ll always see the price upfront.
● Enjoy your ride – You’ll see your driver’s picture and vehicle details, and can track their arrival on the map.
Uber Auto Driver Kaushik Dodiya and Uber Go Driver Hardik Chavda in Rajkot