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Uber Auto ridership level near pre-Covid levels in Delhi

Last month, Uber and Bajaj partnered to facilitate installation of safety screens in 1 lakh autos across the country. They also distributed safety kits to 1 lakh auto-rickshaw drivers across 20 cities including New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, among others.

By: HT TECH
| Updated on: Aug 20 2022, 22:31 IST
Uber has also launched a set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist, which is a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, to ensure safety of its drivers and riders.
Uber has also launched a set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist, which is a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, to ensure safety of its drivers and riders. (REUTERS)

Uber today announced that the ridership of its Uber Auto Service has nearly reached the levels where it was before the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world.

The cab-hailing service today announced that its mobility business was seeing signs of recovery with Auto and Moto leading the way. The company said that as cities open and rider demand increases, the Auto category was recovering at a faster growth rate with cities like Delhi almost returning to 80% of pre-COVID levels. Delhi was followed by Jaipur and Chandigarh wherein demand for the company's Auto and Moto categories was rising steadily.

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“As citizens resume travel in the new normal, we are seeing low-cost products, especially our Auto category recover faster compared to other modes. With our comprehensive in-app safety measures, reliable door-to-door service and affordable prices, we are confident that Autos will unlock demand as we scale up our service in new cities across India,” Shiva Shailendran, General Manager, North and West India, Uber, said in a statement.

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Separately, Uber has implemented a bunch of security measures of safety measures to ensure the safety of its drivers and its customers. Last month, Uber and Bajaj partnered to facilitate installation of safety screens in 1 lakh autos across the country. This is aimed at providing an additional physical barrier and facilitate social distancing between drivers and riders. Together, the two companies also distributed safety kits to 1 lakh auto-rickshaw drivers across 20 cities including New Delhi, Gurgaon, Mumbai, Pune, Chennai, Hyderabad, Bangalore, among others.

In addition to that, Uber has also launched a set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist, which is a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers, mandatory driver education on safety SOPs and an updated cancellation policy allowing both riders and drivers to cancel trips if they don't feel safe, driving a shared sense of responsibility for everyone using the platform.

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First Published Date: 18 Aug, 15:32 IST
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