Jamshedpur, Jan. 28: Uber has officially announced the launch of its operations in Jamshedpur, making it the 58th city across India where consumers can book rides by simply downloading the Uber app.
With this launch, Jamshedpur becomes the second city in Jharkhand after Ranchi, where riders can now book UberGo services. The Steel City has accorded a warm welcome to ride hailing app. Jamshedpur reported one of the fastest adoptions of the Uber service in comparison to all new Uber city launches in 2019 since the launch of operations last December.
The launch of Jamshedpur is in line with Uber’s vision to offer affordable and reliable transportation to millions of riders, and livelihood opportunities for hundreds of thousands of driver-partners across 200 Indian cities over the next 12 months. The company plans to soon launch UberPremier and UberIntercity service from Ranchi-Jamshedpur.
Commenting on the announcement, Ratul Ghosh, Head, Uber India East, said “We are delighted to announce our foray in Jamshedpur. We believe that the introduction of our service in this city will provide riders a reliable and economical travel solution to fully experience the city. Major areas in and around the city, including Jugsalai, Sonari, Golmuri, Gamhariya, Chhota Gobindpur to the serene Dimna Lake are now accessible on UberGo. The launch will help us in providing convenient mobility options to riders as well as create micro-entrepreneurship opportunities for those who sign up as driver-partners in the city of Jamshedpur.’’
Talking to the mediapersons on the sidelines of the event at a city hotel on Tuesday, Ghosh said, “We have a 600 strong partner (cabs) network in Jharkhand which is growing at a fast pace every week. Soon we will be launching Uber Premier and Inter City services from Jamshedpur.”
In the last one year, Uber has introduced various safety features such as Pin Verification for extra security; RideCheck for proactive help; call anonymisation to protect the privacy of riders; comprehensive background checks of drivers; reminders to Check Your Ride before boarding; Share Trip for your peace of mind; 24/7 Safety Helpline for any urgent assistance during the trip; and insurance for riders.