Uber is expanding its coverage in New Delhi and will soon be covering areas across the river into East Delhi. Since its launch in Delhi, Uber has been available in central and southern parts of the city as well as most of Gurgaon. The company says it has just started the service in East Delhi but is ensuring it has enough cars available before announcing it formally. However, you can try your luck and might just find a car in the vicinity. Last week it launched UberX, the budget version of the premium service in New Delhi.
Global Cloud Xchange, a subsidiary of Reliance Communications, yesterday announced its plan to lay about 5,000 kilometres of undersea cable between Mumbai and Singapore that will cater to increasing high speed Internet requirements in India.
Premium on-demand car service Uber is going where no other cab service in India has gone before. On this coming weekend, which happens to be Father s Day, the car service is offering its users in Mumbai and Bangalore a chance to book a helicopter ride.
The make or break IPL round robin game that witnessed Mumbai Indians making the play-offs after beating Rajasthan Royals by five wickets in a high-scoring thriller on May 25, is the most tweeted match so far in this season's cash-rich tournament.
The usage of unmanned drone for the first time in India by a city-based pizza shop for delivery here has come under scanner of Mumbai police, which will seek an explanation from the outlet as to why it did not inform them before carrying out the experiment. Police will also ask Air Traffic Controller whether Francesco's Pizzeria outlet had a correspondence with them. When contacted, an ATC official said he did not know whether the outlet had sought permission from them.
After launching in a limited testing phase, Uber today officially launched its full service in Mumbai. The coverage area will extend from Colaba and go up to Versova, covering Worli and Bandra in between. Mumbai is Uber's fifth city in India where it has launched its services. The tariff starts from a minimum fare of Rs 200 with a base fare of Rs 100 (starting meter) and Rs 17 per kilometre in addition to Rs 2 per minute. Rides to Thane, Navi Mumbai and Dahisar will cost a flat rate of Rs 2,500 though.
Canadian smartphone maker BlackBerry today announced exclusive partnership for its mobile messenger service with Mumbai Indians team for the forthcoming IPL season. An exclusive BBM Channel - 'Mumbai Indians' - will help the users engage with the team's millions of fans and followers across the globe, it said.
Uber is launching in Mumbai today in testing phase, BGR India has exclusively learned. The premium car pick up service will initially launch around South Mumbai (Town) and around Bandra. Uber will ramp it up to other parts of the city eventually. Mumbai will be the fifth Indian city where Uber has launched its services, making it the country with the most number of cities where Uber has launched outside of the United States.
Bookmycab.com, a service that lets you hire a black and yellow cab in Mumbai online, has today announced the launch of its mobile application. The mobile app brings all the functionalities booking cabs and tracking them among others to one s mobile phones. The app can be downloaded for free from the Google Play Store.
After launching its service in Bangalore, Delhi and more recently, Hyderabad, Uber seems to be looking at Mumbai as its fourth Indian city. Uber has been tight-lipped about its launch cities, with Allen Penn who heads the company's Asia operations refusing to reveal the name of cities he is looking at during a recent interaction that coincided with Uber's formal launch in Delhi.
The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation s announcement of providing Wi-Fi service to all Mumbaikars may come across as modern, but a section of city activists has expressed concern over the plan, which is, however, in a nascent stage.
We have been seeing a couple of beautiful interactive maps in the past few days. After Twitter visualized billions of geotagged tweets on interactive 3D maps, Nokia s new project Living Cities artfully portrays traffic in five cities around the world including Mumbai on its Here Maps.
Telecom operator Uninor which was affected by the 2G scam that rocked the nation has now stopped its operation in Mumbai following a Supreme Court order. Around 18 lakh customers in the Mumbai region have been affected by this order.
Our colleagues from OnCars India spotted this Mahindra Scorpio doing its job capturing the streets of Mumbai on film. Yes, Google is working on Street View for major Indian cities! The one our colleagues caught was not as elaborate as the ones that were doing the rounds in Bangalore last year. UPDATE: Google has denied that its Street View cars are operating in India in a written statement to BGR India. "The story is inaccurate and misleading as Google Street View cars are not operating in India." If it is not Google, who could it be? We checked with MapmyIndia's Rohan Verma and he confirmed the company had no plans of doing a Street View like product in India. The plot thickens. It is not one of Nokia's Location & Commerce (erstwhile Navteq) fleet vehicles either. "This is not a field vehicle used by Nokia L&C. Additionally, we do not have any plans to launch any offering similar to Street View in India this year, said Rajat Tandon, Director Sales, Nokia, Location & Commerce, India. [nggallery id=158]
Vodafone India Tuesday hiked its post-paid tariffs by 20 percent to 1.2 paise per second in the Mumbai circle. "Vodafone had hiked its call tariffs for pre-paid customers last year, however the same was not done for the post-paid customers. This is just a step in that direction," an industry source familiar with the development told IANS.