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Uber’s bike taxis to go live in Hyderabad next month

Uber has launched UberMOTO, it’s bike taxi service in Hyderabad. It has also signed a memorandum of understanding with the Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited to let its users reach the metro using the bike taxi service. UberMOTO will be live in Hyderabad next month. Note that Bike taxis are currently legal in Haryana and Goa. Uber will provide a helmet for the pillion rider as well as for the driver. MOTO rides can be paid for using cash, credit and debit cards or mobile wallets. There will be a base fare of Rs 20 for the first 3 kms and Rs 5 per km after that. UberMOTO hiccups in Bangalore Note that Uber stopped UberMOTO in Bangalore 3 months after it was launched there earlier this year. It did not cite a specific reason for pausing the service but said that it was going to share the findings of the Bangalore pilot with the government  “to create modern regulations for app-based motorbike services.” In the same week as Uber launched UberMOTO and Ola launched it’s bike taxi service in Bangalore, the Karnataka State Transport department deemed it as illegal since the companies did not have permits to operate as commercial vehicles in Bangalore. UberMOTO is operational in Gurgaon where it was launched towards the end of March. Uber had called this a pilot as well, which was launched in agreement with the memorandum of understanding it signed with the Haryana government to introduce ridesharing services in the state in the…

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