- Uber has now added rickshaws to its list of transports on the app.
- The company on Thursday announced it is launching Uber e-rickshaws in Kolkata.
- Uber has deployed over 500 e-rickshaws in Kolkata and 100 in Delhi.
Ride-hailing giant Uber has now added rickshaws to its list of transports on the app. The company on Thursday announced it is launching Uber e-rickshaws in Kolkata. Uber has previously only dealt with cabs and autos but this would be the first time it will add e-rickshaws to its platform. The company revealed that it will deploy over 500 e-rickshaws in Kolkata.
Uber aims to make short distance travel easier for the commuters in Kolkata. The users can now see the option of booking an e-rickshaw alongside the cars. Along with UberGo, Uber Premium, Uber Rentals, Auto users will now see UberToto. The services will be available in locations across Howrah, Barasat, Madhyamgram, Rajarhat, and Salt Lake and others.
Kolkata is not the only state to get this new offering from Uber. Earlier in November, Uber had launched the e-rickshaw services in Delhi. The company had deployed over 100 e-rickshaws across locations in Delhi. The services across the 26 metro stations in Delhi 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 aim is to make commuting more easy and convenient for users who travel by metro. So if you have the Uber App you will no longer have to wait for 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 eco-friendly mobility solution, which will offer riders convenient doorstep pickups, safe and contactless payments options, all at the touch of a button. As people start traveling again, we have an opportunity to reduce our environmental impact and this launch demonstrates our commitment to cater to the country's growing need for clean transport solutions, at affordable prices," Subodh Sangwan, General Manager, East, and South India, Uber, said in a statement.
Uber has said that 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.