Uber now rides in Delhi, next stop Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad

uber-feature-imgUS Based on demand car service Uber has today expanded its operations to Delhi in just a few days after the service had launched its operations in India starting with Bangalore.

Though Uber is still in test phase in the city, so only limited services are available. The company will be adding additional rides every day.

As per the job postings, a few other Indian cities where Uber will be launching its operations include Chennai, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Cricketer Zaheer khan was among the first few who used the Uber service in the city and others include Neha Dhupia, Rannvijay Singh and Rajiv Makhni.

Toyota Camry, Honda Accord, Mercedes E & S class, BMW 3 & 5  series and Audi Q3, A4 and A6 will be part of the Uber Delhi offering. For now its service will be available on few routes including Central Delhi, few parts of South Delhi and Gurgaon.

Uber being a technology driven company, connects its users with licensed, professional drivers and request transportation through its apps and mobile website. It provides on demand services and charges directly from the credit card of the users.

Last month Uber had also added a new feature “SHARE MY ETA” and a live map that lets others see exactly where you are. One can choose “Share My ETA” in the menu next to driver’s name, key in the destination, the people you want to share this information with. Each person will get a text message with your ETA and also receive an access to a live map that tracks your location.

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Currently Uber has its presence in 20 countries and 52 cities and is on a spree to add more. Yesterday Uber has also expanded its operations in Kuala Lumpur.

Recently it has also launched a new native BlackBerry app for its users.

For Delhi users, Uber is also running a promotional offer where they could get 2 free rides up to INR 500, each for free. To enjoy the free service enter the promo code “UBERDelhiLaunch“.

Uber was launched in 2010 by Travis Kalanick and recently it had raised USD 258 Mn in series C funding led by Google Ventures and TPG.

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  • Pritam b

    Tried Uber service in gurgaon, the free ride concept is amazing for new users. Keep it up!!