uberMOTO drives into Hyderabad
- A fast, affordable bike-sharing service
Hyderabad: Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders with drivers to provide convenient, reliable and affordable rides at the push of a button, commenced operations of uberMOTO, its bike-sharing product in Hyderabad, on Monday.
The launch of the product was announced at an event held at T-Hub in December 2016 in the presence of Travis Kalanick, Founder and CEO, and KT Rama Rao, Telangana Minister for IT.
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, “I am excited to be in Hyderabad for the launch of UberMOTO. It’s a quick, easy and affordable way to get around the city. And it’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.”
KTR said, “We recently achieved the top spot in ease of doing business in India which is a testament to our strong belief in making Telangana a start-up leader in India. Uber has added another feather in our partnership today by launching UberMOTO to help solve the transportation and congestion problems for people in Hyderabad and I am hopeful that this service will help people in reaching their destination quickly and conveniently.”
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, Uber India, said: “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.” –NSS