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Dara Khosrowshahi in India: Uber’s plans for India, SoftBank, Ola merger & more

Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi, who took over after Travis Kalanick stepped down in June last year, is on his maiden trip to India. He is expected to meet government officials, regulators, who will have a major impact on how Uber operates its business in the country, and business partners, besides employees at Uber's India office, reports NDTV. In an interview with ET Now, Khosrowshahi spoke at length about the company's plans for India and how India will be a key to Uber's performance in the coming years. Spent the morning meeting with a group of our drivers - great to hear about their experiences with Uber and get feedback on safety, support and much more. pic.twitter.com/GSzwXb0Q37 — dara khosrowshahi (@dkhos) February 23, 2018 Highlights On India Khosrowshahi mentioned that India is currently one Uber's 'healthiest markets in terms of growth rates." He added that he expects the Indian market to be one of the key to Uber's position in the next 5-10 years. He informed that currently, the company has over 3 lakh active drivers in India, and complete more than 10 million trips per week. According to this Livemint report, Khosrowshahi mentioned that Uber will be growing its engineering team three to four times its current strength, over 2018. In terms of specific services, the company will be focusing on the ride-sharing service UberPOOL, bike-taxi service UberMOTO, and food delivery service UberEATS, in India in 2018. Note that last month, Uber launched its autorickshaw service again in India, starting with Bangalore and…

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