Uber has expanded its uberMoto bike sharing service to Hyderabad. The service is already available in Bangalore and Gurgaon since March this year. The service lets users book a ride on a motorcycle at affordable rate. Similar to other Uber rides, riders receive driver and bike details after booking a ride.
uberMOTO comes with all standard safety features before, during and after the ride including GPS tracking, two-way feedback and the ability to share trip details with family and friends.
How uberMOTO works:
- Download the Uber app for iOS or Android and create an Uber account
- Select uberMOTO in the app, enter the pickup location and payment method, and request a ride; receive driver details — name, photo and details of the motorbike.
- uberMOTO drivers will have one helmet for the rider, and all riders and drivers must wear a helmet, as per the law.
- At the end of the trip, pay by cash, credit/debit card or mobile wallet and receive an electronic receipt via the Uber app.
uberMOTO will go live in Hyderabad from January 2017 with fares as low as Rs 20 for the first 3 kms and Rs 5 per km thereafter.
Travis Kalanick, Founder and CEO, Uber, said
I am thrilled to announce the launch of uberMOTO in Hyderabad. Our goal is to provide our riders another choice for quick, reliable and affordable transportation, and to partner with the Telangana government on smart mobility solutions for the state that reduce traffic congestion.
K T Rama Rao, Telangana Cabinet Minister for IT E&C, MAUD, Industries & Commerce said,
Uber has added another feather in our partnership today by launching uberMOTO to help solve the transportation and congestion problems for people in Hyderabad and I am hopeful that this service will help people in reaching their destination quickly and conveniently.”