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Uber to launch private car pooling service in Delhi

  • Online cab hailing
    app Uber has said it will now allow private car owners in Delhi to offer rides to passengers, a move
    that will help the US-based firm meet the heavy demand expected once the state
    government implements its odd-even formula.
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  • Introduction of the
    new feature on Wednesday will also allow Uber to tap into a pool of over 2.7

    • Online cab hailing
      app Uber has said it will now allow private car owners in Delhi to offer rides to passengers, a move
      that will help the US-based firm meet the heavy demand expected once the state
      government implements its odd-even formula.
    •  
    • Introduction of the
      new feature on Wednesday will also allow Uber to tap into a pool of over 2.7
      million private cars in the city, and make travel 10-30 percent cheaper for passengers
      opting to share rides, the
      Press Trust of
      India
      reported.
    •  
    • “We don’t need
      more cars on the road, what we need is better utilisation as a number of seats
      go vacant in a ride. Using our platform, private car owners can offer rides to
      others and thus reduce congestion and pollution in the capital over time,”
      Uber North India General Manager Gagan Bhatia told the news agency.
    •  
    • Fares for shared
      riders will be 10-30 percent cheaper, he added.
    •  
    • The Delhi government will implement its much
      debated odd-even car scheme from January 1, 2016, allowing vehicles with
      license plates ending with odd and even numbers to ply on alternate days.
    •  
    • The scheme will be
      reviewed after first 15 days and then the government will study its impact and
      decide if the plan will be extended further or not.
    •  
    • Uber has over 250,000
      registered driver partners on its platform in India
      and is present in 22 cities, the highest in any country outside the US.

     

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