Uber has announced that it has expanded its service to Kochi in India. Uber is growing rapidly in India by adding new cities every few months. It was initially launched in India starting from Bangalore back in August 2013 and later expanded to New Delhi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Mumbai and Pune. It was launched in Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh and Kolkata in India simultaneously back in August, earlier this year.
Earlier this month Uber launched UberGo, a new service especially for India that is even cheaper than the low-cost UberX service. It recently tied up with Paytm so that users can pay for Uber using the Paytm wallet.
In Kochi the base fare for UberX is Rs. 35, minimum fare is Rs. 70, per KM charges are Rs. 15 and per minute it costs Re.1. Cancellation fee is Rs. 70. During the initial roll out in Kochi, there will be limited cars available so the ETA will be longer than usual, says Uber. The company plans to add more cars gradually.
To celebrate the launch, new users can use the promo code UberKochiLaunch to enjoy 2 free rides up to Rs. 300 each, valid until 15th December, 2014.