Uber completed 10 billion trips globally on June 10, and today the world’s largest ridesharing claims to have hit yet another milestone with 1 billion rides in the India and South Asia region. The company reached this milestone within a year of the completing 500 million trips in the same region, which was last year in August.
Interestingly for Uber, the one billionth trip took place in India and in the same city where Uber first started its service five years ago, Bengaluru. As per press note, there were seven simultaneous billionth trip running at the same time, other six other trips were – one in Mumbai and two in Hyderabad, three in Delhi. The final billionth trip in Bengaluru was today on July 31, 1:46AM on Uber Premier.
“This is a very exciting and significant milestone not just for the India & South Asia region but for Uber as a whole. This 1 billion mark is a testament to the impact that technologies like Uber can make towards redefining the future of urban mobility. As we gear up to deliver the next 10 billion rides in the region, this will continue to inspire our efforts to provide a convenient and affordable ride to millions of riders and stable earning opportunities to millions of driver partners, across multiple modes of transportation,” said Pradeep Parameswaran, Uber India and South Asia President of Rides.
Some of other facts shared by Uber while reaching this 1 billion milestone include a cumulative distance of 11.1 billion kilometers – that’s 37 times from earth to the sun and back. Also, out of 670 million rated trips, 480 million were rated 5-star by users.
Other than that, uber shared that its UberPool service so far in the India and South Asia region have helped reduce over 486 million kms travelled, and as a result prevented over 60 million kgs of CO2 emission. Uber had introduced UberPool in the India a year after Uber’s launch in India.