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Uber launches 500 e-rickshaws in Kolkata to make urban commutes more sustainable


Uber on Thursday mentioned it has deployed 500 e-rickshaws on its platform in Kolkata.

The autos, deployed throughout Howrah, Barasat and Madhyamgram in north Kolkata, Rajarhat and Salt Lake in east Kolkata, will provide riders sustainable mobility options to assist their journey wants, particularly quick distance and final mile commutes, within the new regular.

Riders will be capable of guide the micromobility product on the Uber app from Thursday. The service will seem as ‘Uber Toto’ alongside different acquainted merchandise like UberGo, Premier, Leases, the experience hailing main mentioned in a press release.

Earlier this month, the cab aggregator had deployed 100 e-rickshaws in Delhi throughout 26 Delhi Metro stations and had partnered with Yulu to launch a pilot providing riders good and reasonably priced micromobility choices in Bengaluru in 2019.

As tens of millions of Indians start shifting once more, Uber goals to make urban commutes extra reasonably priced, environment friendly and eco-friendly, serving to cities ‘Construct again higher’. With multimodal service choices like micromobility and public transit choices, all within the Uber app, Kolkata residents too will be capable of full their journey seamlessly,” the assertion mentioned.

Uber mentioned the launch is in step with the corporate’s lately introduced international dedication to make all rides on its platform 100% emission-free by 2040 by way of zero-emission autos and the combination of public transport and micromobility.

Based on the 2019 IQAir rankings, 14 of the 20 most polluted cities on this planet are in India.

“We’re delighted to launch e-rickshaws on Uber’s platform as an environment friendly and eco-friendly mobility answer, which is able to provide riders handy doorstep pickups, secure and contactless funds choices, all on the contact of a button,” Uber normal supervisor, east and south India, Subodh Sangwan mentioned.

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