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UberX launched in India is an affordable alternative to the premium car service

After launching Uber in India, the company has today launched a new cheaper alternative called UberX. This new service has been launched in New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad and aims at giving the sa

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After launching Uber in India, the company has today launched a new cheaper alternative called UberX. This new service has been launched in New Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad and aims at giving the same kind of luxurious service at an affordable price.

The base fares vary according to the city. In Delhi and Bangalore the base fare is set at Rs 50, while in Hyderabad it is Rs 40. The fare per kilometer too differs — Rs 15 in Delhi, Rs 15 in Bangalore and Rs 13 in Hyderabad. To give you an idea of how much you will be spending, the company says a cab ride Safdarjung Enclave to Khan Market will cost you between Rs 181 and Rs 213, Hitech City to Jubilee Hills between Rs 128 and Rs 152 or M.G. Road to Indiranagar between Rs 128 and Rs 154. It however warns that these fares could rise depending upon traffic and road conditions.

The UberX service includes cars like Maruti Suzuki Dzire, Toyota Etios, Nissan Sunny and the Ford Fiesta. To hire an UberX cab, you will need to download the Uber app on your phone and select UberX at the bottom of the screen.

The on-demand car service, which launched in San Francisco in 2011, entered the Indian market via Bangalore, followed by Delhi, and it now has a presence in Hyderabad, ChennaiMumbai and Pune.

Check out the fare comparison in the table below.

New Delhi

Fare

Uber

UberX

Base fare

Rs 90

Rs 50

Fare per kilometer

Rs 25

Rs 15

Fare per minute

Rs 2

Rs 2

Minimum fare

Rs 200

Rs 150

Cancellation fee

Rs 200

Rs 150

 Bangalore

Fare

Uber

UberX

Base fare

Rs 80

Rs 50

Fare per kilometer

Rs 18

Rs 15

Fare per minute

Rs 2

Rs 1

Minimum fare

Rs 200

Rs 125

Cancellation fee

Rs 150

Rs 100

 Hyderabad

Fare

Uber

UberX

Base fare

Rs 50

Rs 40

Fare per kilometer

Rs 18

Rs 13

Fare per minute

Rs 2

Rs 1

Minimum fare

Rs 150

Rs 100

Cancellation fee

Rs 100

Rs 100

  • Published Date: June 26, 2014 1:04 PM IST
  • Updated Date: June 26, 2014 1:37 PM IST