Uber launches Auto Rentals in India

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  • 24×7 Auto Rentals launched in select cities.
  • Pricing starts from Rs. 149 for one-hour or 10kms.
  • “India-first innovation” says company.
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Uber launched an on-demand Auto Rental service in India on Wednesday. This will allow you to hire an auto and the driver for multiple hours across different drop locations. Riders have to book the auto rickshaw for a minimum of 1 hour or 10 kms. As of now the service is available only in a few cities, namely, Bengaluru, Chennai, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Pune.

The prices for these rides start at Rs.149 for one hour or 10kms. You can make a booking for a maximum of 8 hours. In cases of extra time and distance, you will be charged at Rs. 9.5 per km and Rs. 1 per minute. An extra charge of Rs. 35 will be added to the package fare as a booking fee. Parking charges, if any, have to be paid directly to the driver. It must be noted that only three passengers are allowed at a time.

If you need to make a booking, simply scroll down the trip options on the Uber app and tap on ‘Auto Rentals’. As mentioned, the base one-hour package is priced at Rs. 149 (including the booking charge). This can go up to Rs. 809 if you opt for the eight-hour package.

Commenting on the new service, Nitish Bhushan, Head of Marketplace and Categories, Uber India and South Asia, said, “This is an India-first innovation and a prime example of how we leverage technology to benefit both riders and drivers.”

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