Uber is working to make rides more affordable for Indians. India is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country with over 1.2 billion people, and the most populous democracy in the world. Today, Uber is launching uberGO; a low cost, chauffeur-driven hatchback service on the streets of every Uber city in India today. The best part is that these rides will cost India riders less than an auto-rickshaw, though it starts the conversation about uberGO vs uberX. Riders in the following cities now have access to uberGO and its cheap prices: Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kolkata, Mumbai, New Delhi and Pune.
Th new low-cost service that uses hatchbacks to zip you around a city is cheaper than an autorickshaw ride. The company has roped in hatchbacks like the Toyota Etios Liva, Maruti Suzuki Ritz, Tata Indica Vista and the Maruti Suzuki Swift among others for the low-cost uberGO service. The minimum fare for this service is Rs 75. The base fare is set at Rs 40, rate per kilometer is Rs 11, and you will be charged Rs 1 for every minute the driver has to wait. To give an idea of just how cheap this new service is, Uber has compared rides with autorickshaws between destinations. For example, a ride from Safdarjung Enclave to Khan Market will cost you Rs 85 in an uberGO, but Rs 90 if you take an autorickshaw. Similarly a ride from Vasant Vihar to Cyber City costs Rs 183, as compared to Rs 215. In Bangalore, it will cost you Rs 69 in an autorickshaw from MG Road to 100 Feet Road, Indiranagar. In comparison, uberGO will cost you Rs 94, while other taxis will cost you Rs 114. This means that these comparisons between uberGO vs uberX are valid, as uberGO becomes the even more affordable transport option in India.
For more information about uberGO, read the Uber India promotional blog here.