America based cab service provider ‘Uber’ recently made an announcement regarding the expansion of its carpooling service ‘uberPOOL’ to three more Indian cities such as Hyderabad, Kolkata and Mumbai, began from June 5th. Launched in India about six months ago, the services already exist in cities such as Delhi and Bengaluru.
Established with an aim to accompany more people in fewer cars offering cheaper rides for passengers and less congestion over time, uberPOOL’s amazing carpooling service enables people going the same way at the same time to share their journey bringing carpooling at the tap of a button.
To shed light more on the benefit of amazing service, Uber India President Amit Jain, told to PTI “Since the launch of uberPOOL in Delhi and Bengaluru, 25 percent of all trips in the two cities are now on uberPOOL.”
“Apart from reducing congestion and pollution in our cities over time, uberPOOL also means results in riders having to pay less and drivers spending less idle time between rides. It is a simple yet powerful example of how we can use technology to transform our cities,” Jain added.
The company also mentioned that an estimated 798 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions cut have been achieved with users using uberPOOL. “Since the start of this year, uberPOOL riders in India have cut the number of kilometres driven down by seven million, which translates to over 300,000 litres of fuel saved… In Delhi and Bengaluru, over 50,000 riders are opting to share their trip via uberPOOL each week,” he said.
The company also claims that, globally over one lakh people take pooled trips on Uber every week in over 11 cities, including New York, Los Angeles, Beijing, Chengdu, and Shanghai. In China, the number of uberPOOL trips has grown to over 30 million per month.