After launching in Bangalore, Delhi and Hyderabad, Uber has now reached Chennai. There is currently no mention of any tariffs as the company is in a secret testing mode. Also Read - Uber to operate 'Essential' cab service to hospitals and pharmacy stores in 4 cities
Uber will only have a limited number of cars available in the city as it gauges the reaction in the new city. Though there is no mention of when the service will be launched for the masses, judging by the previous three cities, the services should be up and running within a month.
This move comes as somewhat of a surprise, since Mumbai was expected to be the fourth Indian city for Uber. The company had used its Twitter handle to announce job opportunities for its Mumbai operations.
To recap on this premium service, Uber does not own any cars or hires any drivers. Instead, it acts like a middleman between fleet owners and potential customers by providing an app for users to easily book and pay for rides while its intelligent software in the background ensures that cab owners get the most value out of every trip and keep their cars running during off time.