|Uber India new cities Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Indore, Mysore, Nagpur, Surat and Visakhapatnam|
We’re thrilled to launch Uber in these 7 new cities, marking the start of the next chapter in our journey in India. The rapid 40 percent MoM growth we continue to see in India is unprecedented and it is not surprising that some of the fastest growing cities in the world are also here.-- Uber’s Neeraj Singhal
“Our data already shows that residents and visitors in each of these new cities have been eagerly waiting for Uber for some time now and we expect to see a similar response here. Our focus on continuously leading the way on safety and creating thousands of new entrepreneurs will drive our growth ahead!” he added.
The new cities to get Uber services include Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Indore, Mysore, Nagpur, Surat and Visakhapatnam. The company says that this is the largest number of new international cities Uber has ever launched in simultaneously.
|Uber India new cities|
Services will kick off in these cities tomorrow. With these seven new cities, Uber will now have operations in a total of 18 cities that include, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Chandigarh.
As an introductory offer, Uber will be offering new users in these cities an opportunity to get free rides. When signing up, users will have to use the promo code ‘INDIA18’ to avail the offer. Each user will be entitled to three free rides worth Rs 200 each. Since it is a new launch, the company has warned that users may have to wait a bit to get hold of a cab.
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The Delhi high court banned all app-based cab-hailing services in the capital last December, after a woman had been allegedly raped by a driver contracted to Uber. On 12 June, the ban was set aside for Ola and Taxiforsure, but Uber’s petition is still pending.
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Cab aggregators like Uber, which didn’t pay service tax earlier, may now have to do so, according to the government’s definition of ‘aggregator’. Uber is facing similar issues in South Korea, Germany and Thailand.
Uber also had to change its payment model and launched a payment wallet, after the Reserve Bank of India disallowed automatic payments made through credit cards.
Uber, which was founded in 2009 by Travis Kalanick and Garrett Camp, is one of the fastest growing venture-backed private firms in the world. It is in talks to raise fresh funds at an estimated valuation of $50 billion, which would make it the world’s most valued start-up, according to several media reports.
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