Hyderabad: A month after it faced protests from its driver partners on dwindling incentives, the cab aggregator on Monday announced the launch of its bike sharing service uberMOTO in Hyderabad.
With fares at Rs 25 for the first 3 km and Rs 5 per km thereafter, uberMOTO will be available from 8 am to 10 pm in parts of Kondapur, Hitech City, Madhapur and Gachibowli in the city’s IT district. The company, however, did not disclose the number of drivers that have signed up for uberMOTO or the number of vehicles that will be used by the company.
Uber pointed out that the uberMOTO driver partners were trained on various road safety related topics by RTO representatives before starting their first trip.
In December 2016, Uber CEO and founder Travis Kalanick had announced that Uber will be rolling out its bike sharing service in January.
Commenting on uberMOTO, Kalanick had, in December, said, “It is a quick, easy and affordable way to get around the city. And it’s great to be working with a progressive, forward thinking government like Telangana on smart mobility solutions that can help reduce congestion in urban areas.”
During his visit, Uber and Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited had also inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to help boost last mile connectivity using UberMOTO.