November 29, 2020 19:24 (IST)
Follow us:
facebook-white sharing button
twitter-white sharing button
instagram-white sharing button
youtube-white sharing button
Picture of clash between 'Kisan-Jawan' deeply saddening: Rahul Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | First phase of Kashmir DDC elections underway | Farmers Protest: Ambala man who turned off water cannon charged with attempt to murder | PM Modi visits Gujarat's Zydus Cadila research centre to review Covid-19 vaccine preparation | Farmers camp in Delhi border protesting against Centre's farm laws
Uber launches 500 E-rickshaws in Kolkata E-Rickshaws

Uber launches 500 E-rickshaws in Kolkata

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 19 Nov 2020, 05:14 pm

Kolkata/IBNS: Ride-hailing app Uber on Thursday announced that it will deploy 500 E-rickshaws, the first three-wheeler product on its platform in Kolkata, for offering riders sustainable mobility solutions to support their travel needs, especially short distance and last mile commutes, in the Covid-19 world.

Riders will be able to book the micro mobility product on the Uber app from Thursday.

The service will appear as ‘Uber Toto’ alongside other familiar products like UberGo, Premier, Rentals and will be available in locations across Howrah, Barasat and Madhyamgram in North Kolkata, Rajarhat and Salt Lake in East Kolkata to improve rider options.

Earlier this month, Uber launched 100 E-rickshaws in Delhi and in 2019 had partnered with Yulu to launch a pilot offering riders smart and affordable micro mobility options in
Bangalore.

Commenting on the launch, Subodh Sangwan, General Manager, East and South India, Uber, said, "We are delighted to launch E-rickshaws on Uber’s platform as an efficient and eco-friendly mobility solution, which will offer riders convenient doorstep pickups, safe and contactless payments options, all at the touch of a button.

"As people start travelling again, we have an opportunity to reduce our environmental impact and this launch demonstrates our commitment to cater to the country’s growing need for clean transport solutions, at affordable prices."