Online cab aggregator Uber has signed an MoU with the Haryana Government to introduce its ridesharing services (including private vehicle ridesharing) and help the government with “smart city” development in the state. The company hopes that this will create an alternative to car ownership, while the government hopes to reduce pollution and time spent in traffic in the cities. Uber’s press statement states that it will invest Rs 120 crore or $17.8 million in the state for this. The company already has two MoUs in place with the Telangana Government and the Rajasthan Government to create employment. Early last month, Uber partnered with the Union Labour Ministry of India to let those people who wanted to sign up as drivers on the platform access the National Careers Service to do so. Bike taxis next up? This is a smart move…
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