Uber comes to Delhi


Uber, a technology company in the Silicon Valley of US, is expanding its cab rides service globally and the latest addition to their list of cities is India’s capital – New Delhi. Delhi will be Uber’s second city in India after Bangalore and they are expecting that it will be their biggest market in the country.Uber is available as an Android and iOS app. By using Uber, users can request a ride and they will be picked up within minutes. At launch, Uber will be concentrating on Central and South Delhi along with some parts of Gurgaon. They are expecting to cover all of Delhi as soon as possible.You could be picked up in one these awesome cars – Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Mercedes E & S class, BMW 3 & 5  series and Audi Q3, A4 and A6.

Users can request a ride just by tapping a button on the app. In addition to the slick UI, the app also comes with a specific security feature for Delhi called as Share my ETA which sends the location of the user along with the ETA to their friends/family. The information is sent via a text message along with a link to track the precise location of the cab. This security feature would be a welcome feature in Delhi. It also lets you share the ride fare when you are riding along with friends at the press of a single button.

Uber want to reward the readers of FoneArena with their free promotion codes. You can use the promo code – “FONEARENA” and enjoy two free rides, each up to a maximum of Rs. 500(Ya, that’s right! You get a Rs. 1000 travel in luxury cars just for following FoneArena). To use these free promotion codes, just download the Uber app for iPhone or Android and insert the code under “Promotion” or you can redeem the discount directly uber.com/go

Here is the pricing for the service in Delhi , not too bad for a dose of some awesome service.

The base fare would be  Rs 70 and you would be charged Rs 20 per kilometer. You would be charged Rs.2 per minute of waiting time.
And the minimum fare is Rs.200 and the best part of using Uber ? You can forget your wallet at home and still book a cab using the iPhone or Android app provided you have setup your account with a credit card.
This is one reason you got to love Uber! Don’t forget to use the FoneArena promo code mentioned above!
Varun Krish and Monish Kumar contributed to this story

Author: Dhruv Bhutani

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