Uber strengthens presence in Pune: eyes double digit growth in auto business  

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Pune, 18 September, 2019: Uber, the world’s largest personal mobility company, plans to further ease travel for Pune residents by targeting double digit growth in its UberAUTO business.

Launched in 2018, Pune was one of the first Indian cities to welcome UberAUTO. Convenient pick-up options, hassle free rides and digital payment options have made UberAUTO a popular travel option for commuters in the city. UberAUTO provides its community of driver partners improved earnings and optimum utilisation of their time resulting in financial independence.

Pune is also home to the most popular Uber Intercity route from Pune to Mumbai. Currently, Uber Intercity covers a total of 50+ destinations across Maharashtra, serving more than 350K+ riders, with Lonavala, Nashik and Mahabaleshwar being some of the more popular destinations. With on-demand cars, safe and affordable rides, driven by top-rated driver partners with strong safety profiles, Uber Intercity is rapidly becoming the most sought after option for consumers.

As part of its abiding commitment to its driver partners, Uber offers them comprehensive welfare initiatives to improve their lives. Initiatives like Uber Care, an industry-first program for the driver partner community offers benefits, including a life insurance program, a health insurance program for them and their entire families, as well as access to micro loans. In addition, Uber Bhavishya aims to onboard more women and gender-diverse partners through a value proposition that offers differentiated earnings, safety and a support experience.

Commenting on plans to expand its footprint in Indore, Krishna Veer Singh, Head of West, IndiaSA Ridesharing, said, “With a deep understanding of the region and commuter’s travel needs, Uber, with its flagship products, has successfully empowered riders with reliable and affordable travel options at the tap of a button as well as empowered driver partners with flexible earning opportunities. Today, Pune is Uber’s 7th largest market in India and has innovated various new product categories including Auto, Premier, etc.”

“With an aim to provide multi-modal mobility solutions such as Auto and Intercity in India, we are excited about our journey so far, as well committed to expanding our presence for better serving our consumers,“Singh added.

Over the past five years, Uber has introduced a host of travel options in Pune, including Auto, Intercity, Hire, PREMIER, POOL, uberGO and uberXL to provide its riders reliable, convenient and affordable travel solutions.