uberMOTO drives into Hyderabad

  • A fast, affordable bike-sharing service

Hyderabad:A�Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders with drivers to provide convenient, reliable and affordable rides at the push of a button,A�commenced operations of uberMOTO, its bike-sharing product inA�Hyderabad, on Monday.

The launch of the product was announced at an event held at T-Hub in December 2016 in the presence ofA�Travis Kalanick,A�Founder and CEO, andA�KT Rama Rao, Telangana Minister for IT. A�A�

Driver partners of uberMOTO were taken through a training session on various road safety topics by representatives from the RTO before the starting their first trip.

Kalanick said,A�a�?I am excited to be inA�HyderabadA�for the launch of UberMOTO. Ita��s a quick, easy and affordable way to get around the city. And ita��s great to be working with a progressive, forward thinking government like Telangana on smart mobility solutions that can help reduce congestion in urban areas.a�?

A�KTR said,A�a�?We recently achieved the top spot in ease of doing business inA�IndiaA�which is a testament to our strong belief in making Telangana a start-up leader inA�India. Uber has added another feather in our partnership today by launching UberMOTO to help solve the transportation and congestion problems for people inA�Hyderabad and I am hopeful that this service will help people in reaching their destination quickly and conveniently.a�?

In addition, Uber and Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help extend the reach of the Metro using UberMOTO. Amit Jain, President of India and South Asia, UberA�India,A�said: a�?The government of Telangana has once again shown its commitment to embracing technology-enabled solutions. By recognising how we can transform urban mobility options in our cities through progressive regulations, Telangana is leading the way in bringing the change that our cities need.a�? a��NSS

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