Online cab hailing service Uber’s bike taxi service UberMOTO has completed 2 million trips in India, a little over a year after the service was launched in the country. The service was first launched in Bangalore, back in early March 2016, followed by Gurgaon towards the end of the same month. Since then, UberMOTO has been expanded to Faridabad in October 2016, Hyderabad in January 2017 and Ahmedabad in May 2017.
In all five cities, UberMOTO operates between 7am and 10pm, with slightly variations in starting time and ending time depending on the city. Fares for UberMOTO also varies from city to city. Users can pay by cash, credit/debit card, or via mobile wallet.
Some UberMOTO facts
- A rider in Gurgaon booked the highest number of rides on UberMOTO: 1393 trips in one year.
- A single driver partner in Gurgaon has provided 5573 trips in the last one year.
- In Gurgaon, 1 out of every 4 trips on UberMOTO is to/from metro stations.
- An UberMOTO ride is requested in Hyderabad every 18 seconds.
- In Ahmedabad, Kalupur Railway Station is the top destination for UberMOTO.
- Riders from 181 cities across the world booked a ride on UberMOTO in India.
Note that Uber had suspended UberMOTO services in Bangalore 3 months after its launch. At the time, the company hadn’t provided a specific reason for this but had 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 that UberMOTO launched in Bangalore, the Karnataka government deemed the service illegal, and now requires bike taxi operators to apply for a license in order to operate in the state. Uber didn’t face any such problems in Gurgaon, because bike taxis are legal in Haryana.