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Uber rolls out cab rental feature, UberHire in 9 Indian cities

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Uber India has introduced a new cab rental service, UberHIRE. It is a time-based Uber that’s available on-demand, This service will be perfect for travellers exploring a new city, senior citizens who need to make trips punctuated with multiple stopovers, or for business travellers who have multiple meetings.

After a successful pilot run in Kochi, UberHIRE will go live starting today in New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Vizag and Nagpur with more cities slated for launch in the weeks to come.

With UberHire, users can hold onto their Uber for up to 12 hours, Minimum fare ranges between INR 449 – 649 for 2 hours and up to 30kms. Post this they will be charged at Rs 2/min and Rs 12/km. Pricing and cancellation charges might vary from city to city and also dynamic pricing will not apply to UberHire.

UberHire announced in India

 

Also Read: Uber services that are available globally 

How it works:

  1. Open your Uber app and slide over to UberHIRE
  2. Set your pickup location and request your ride
  3. Your Uber will be at your service. You will see your driver’s details straight away, along with the details of your car
  4. At the end of your trip, your total fare is calculated based on the distance and duration of your trip. You can pay in cash and receive an e-receipt.

Apurva Dalal, Head of Engineering, Uber India said, “We are always thinking of ways to enhance the Uber experience. Our technology makes it possible for us to create specialized solutions that can help users have access to reliable transportation at affordable prices. UberHIRE is one such product that addresses the unique commuting needs of riders in India, especially that of tourists, business travellers, senior citizens, and working professionals by letting them book an Uber and use it for up to 12 hours,” 

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