Uber may be facing problems in certain regions of India, but that isn t stopping it from expanding to other places. Today, the company announced that it is expanding to seven new Indian cities that include the likes of Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, and Indore, among others. Also Read - Uber cab service resumed in 31 cities in India with new Lockdown 4.0 guidelinesAlso Read - Uber launches 'Uber Connect' package delivery service to rival Dunzo and Swiggy Genie
We re thrilled to launch Uber in these 7 new cities, marking the start of the next chapter in our journey in India. The rapid 40 percent MoM growth we continue to see in India is unprecedented and it is not surprising that some of the fastest growing cities in the world are also here, Uber s Neeraj Singhal said. Also Read - Uber to operate 'Essential' cab service to hospitals and pharmacy stores in 4 cities
Our data already shows that residents and visitors in each of these new cities have been eagerly waiting for Uber for some time now and we expect to see a similar response here. Our focus on continuously leading the way on safety and creating thousands of new entrepreneurs will drive our growth ahead! he added.
The new cities to get Uber services include Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Indore, Mysore, Nagpur, Surat and Visakhapatnam. The company says that this is the largest number of new international cities Uber has ever launched in simultaneously. Furthermore, India is now the second biggest base of operations for the company after US.
Services will kick off in these cities tomorrow. With these seven new cities, Uber will now have operations in a total of 18 cities that include, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Kolkata, Jaipur, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Chandigarh.
As an introductory offer, Uber will be offering new users in these cities an opportunity to get free rides. When signing up, users will have to use the promo code INDIA18 to avail the offer. Each user will be entitled to three free rides worth Rs 200 each. Since it is a new launch, the company has warned that users may have to wait a bit to get hold of a cab.