The next time you pull up at the traffic lights, look to your left and right at the cars heading in the same way. How many empty seats can you count? Chances are there’s only one or two people in a car that could hold four or five. Now imagine if the world could fill extra seats in each of these cars. wouldn’t that lead to significantly less cars on the road? With uberPOOL India, that’s now possible as Uber can match people traveling in the same direction at the same time, just at the tap of a button. It’s why Uber India is so excited to introduce uberPOOL India to three more Indian cities starting this World Environment Day, Sunday June 5, 2016 in Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata. More people in fewer cars means more affordable rides for passengers and less traffic congestion over time. Amit Jain, President Uber India said:
“Uber is committed to India and to meeting the transportation needs of the country, with the help of smartphones and technology. We are incredibly excited to bring carpooling to three more Indian cities at the push of a button. Introducing uberPOOL to Mumbai, Kolkata and Hyderabad means more affordable rides for passengers and less congestion on the roads over time. Getting more people in fewer cars – at no extra costs to the government – and at reduced costs to riders, is a simple yet powerful example of how technology can actually transform our cities.”
If you aren’t familiar with how uberPOOL India works, here is a basic primer for you:
- Choose the uberPOOL option, enter your destination and request a ride.
- uberPOOL will then match you with another rider heading in the same direction:
– that passenger will either be in the car at the start of your trip, in which case you’ll see their name, or
– your driver will pick them up along the way, in which case Uber will notify you via the app
- Whether you’re first or second into the car, Uber ensures that you’re never taken more than a few minutes out of your way
- At the end of your trip, you’ll pay just like a normal Uber trip and receive an electronic receipt
For more information about uberPOOL India, read the Uber India website.
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