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Uber Launches ‘Vouchers’ for Businesses in India

The feature was beta tested with over a 100 Uber partners globally before the final release

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

Global ride-sharing major Uber on Wednesday launched “Uber Vouchers” for businesses globally including in India.

Developed on the “Uber for Business (U4B)” platform, the “Vouchers” are now being made available in most countries where Uber operates, the company said in a statement.

“As companies look for new technology and novel ways to engage with consumers, ‘Vouchers’ provide a perk that businesses know their customers will use,” said Ronnie Gurion, General Manager and Global Head, Uber for Business.

The “Vouchers” can be sent over email, social media and mobile messaging.

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These come with discounted trips and options to create “Voucher” programmes customise in terms of budget, specified pick-up and drop-off locations as well as a set time for an offer.

To streamline reporting and billing, businesses will be able to maintain records of how many “Vouchers” were redeemed or used within a dedicated dashboard.

No personal rider information of the person using the “Voucher” would be shared, the company added.

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Businesses can see how many Vouchers have been redeemed or used within a dedicated dashboard.

The feature was beta tested with over a 100 Uber partners globally before the final release. (IANS)

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First Hindu Temple Lays Foundation Stone in Abu Dhabi

The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE capital, the Khaleej Times said

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The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community. Wikimedia

The historic foundation stone-laying ceremony of the first traditional Hindu temple in Abu Dhabi was performed on Saturday in the presence of officials from India and the United Arab Emirates as well as thousands of members of the community.

The ceremony was presided over by Mahant Swami Maharaj — the spiritual leader of BAPS Swaminarayan Sanstha — the organisation building the temple, along with other priests. Indian Ambassador Navdeep Suri attended the event in the presence of over 2,500 Indians from the UAE and across the world, according to Gulf News.

Suri and BAPS Hindu Mandir committee head and community leader B.R. Shetty were among those who laid foundation stones. Some 50 priests from India were part of the ceremony, the Khaleej Times reported.

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Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan. Wikimedia

UAE’s Minister of Climate Change Thani Al Zoyoudi and Ahmad Bilhoul Al Falasi, Minister of State for Higher Education and Advanced Sciences, were among the attendees.  The temple will be built in phases with all the pink stones and marble being transported from Rajasthan to the UAE capital, the Khaleej Times said.

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The stones of the temple will be hand-carved by artisans in India and then transported to Abu Dhabi. Once completed, this will be the first traditional Hindu stone temple in the Middle East.

The temple is being built on 13.5 acres (55,000 square metres) of land gifted by Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan to the Indian community. (IANS)