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Uber Partners with Bajaj to Launch Bajaj Qute in Bengaluru

The Bajaj Qute is essentially a driver-plus-three-passenger-quadricycle - a four-wheeled vehicle

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According to the company, Qute's low running cost makes it suitable for daily commuting and it is easy to drive. Pixabay

Ride-hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced partnering with Bajaj Auto to introduce its Bajaj Qute passenger quadricycle in its fleet of UberXS services.

The Bajaj Qute is essentially a driver-plus-three-passenger-quadricycle – a four-wheeled vehicle that’s smaller and lighter than a passenger car.

“We are delighted to partner with one of India’s most trusted names, Bajaj Auto, to launch Bajaj Qute on UberXS in Bengaluru. At Uber, we constantly work towards transforming the mobility landscape of cities, with technology at the heart of our solutions,” Nandini Maheshwari, Head, Business Development, Uber India and South Asia, said in a statement.

“This partnership is an extension of Uber’s commitment towards lowering transportation costs, enhancing asset utilisation and improving rider convenience.”

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Ride-hailing giant Uber on Thursday announced partnering with Bajaj Auto. Pixabay

According to the company, Qute’s low running cost makes it suitable for daily commuting and it is easy to drive because of dash mounted sequential shift gears.

All units available as UberXS rides would be powered by the eco-friendly CNG fuel option, which provides a mileage of 43km/kg.

UberXS is a brand-new category in the India region and would initially offer Bajaj Qute exclusively in Bengaluru.

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Uber’s riders would be able to see UberXS on the app starting Thursday and it would be available in Indiranagar, Kormanagala, HSR Layout and parts of the outer ring road in Bengaluru. (IANS)

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Delhi Metro Partners Uber for Last-mile Connectivity: Report

Upon selecting the public transport feature, riders will be able to see the fastest and cheapest routes, real-time schedules, as well as departure time for public transportation, including Metro and buses and walking directions, to and from nearby Metro stations and bus stops

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Photo shows an exterior view of the headquarters of Uber in San Francisco. (VOA)

Hiring a cab from a Metro station in Delhi is set to become a lot more easier as ride hailing major Uber on Tuesday announced it has won a competitive bid to expand its operations across 210 Delhi Metro stations.

Under the partnership to improve first and last-mile connectivity for users, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will provide Uber dedicated pick up and drop points.

Talking to reporters, DMRC Managing Director Mangu Singh said that a pilot is being run at about four stations and the facility will eventually be made available in 210 of 274 Metro stations.

“Research has shown that integrating on-demand services with public transport is beneficial for riders,” Singh said at an even which saw Uber launching its “public transport” service in Delhi, making it the ninth city globally and first in Asia to have such a feature.

“This new initiative integrating public transport with mobility operators like Uber will certainly boost first and last mile connectivity solutions for around six million passenger journeys performed in the system daily,” Singh said.

“DMRC has partnered with on-demand mobility operators like Uber to enhance their commuting experience with seamless last mile connectivity,” he said.

Uber app.

Uber said it launched the “public transport” journey planning feature for Uber riders across New Delhi to make travel easier with the information riders need to make the smartest possible journey choices.

“We want to be the operating system of your everyday life. We want to replace your car with your phone,” Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi told reporters here.

“India is core to Uber’s growth strategy for the next 5-10 years,” he added.

Riders will see “Public Transport” as an option alongside UberGo, Premier and Pool after opening the Uber app and entering a destination.

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Upon selecting the public transport feature, riders will be able to see the fastest and cheapest routes, real-time schedules, as well as departure time for public transportation, including Metro and buses and walking directions, to and from nearby Metro stations and bus stops.

“By launching Public Transport, live transit information about the city’s heartline, the Delhi Metro and the DTC, will be available in the Uber app, thereby helping us fulfill some of the important responsibilities that come with being a good partner to this great global city,” said Pradeep Parameswaran, President, Uber India and South Asia. (IANS)