Uber launches bus service to help India’s urban staffers get back to work

Uber launches bus service: After cabs, Uber has now ventured into the bus business for the first time ever. The intention behind the move is to dissuade maximum office goers to leave behind their private cars at home and switch to buses which have to carry capacity in the range of 10 to 50 passengers, depending on bus model.

As people tentatively return to offices, ride-hailing platform Uber has launched Corporate Shuttle service in seven cities in India. The service aims to enable companies to help employees commute to and from the office, safely and affordably amid the pandemic. The seven cities include Delhi, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, and Bengaluru.

Uber officials on Wednesday announced the launch of a corporate bus shuttle service for companies to get employees to and from work safely in the new normal during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“At Uber, we are focused on meeting the changing needs of our customers. Uber Corporate Shuttle helps companies put their employees first. They get to and from work safely, without the stress of traffic jams, the expense of parking, and car maintenance. And by making it easy for employees to give up their cars, the service can reduce congestion, pollution, and emissions in our cities. It is an honor to help India get back to work safely after a tough 20 months,” said Abhinav Mittoo, Head of Uber for Business, India & South Asia.
Uber Corporate Shuttle is a customized commute service for companies, offering seating capacity for anywhere between 10-50 employees in a single vehicle, it added.

Using Uber’s core technology to ensure a reliable, safe, and cost-effective ride, the service helps companies deliver on their sustainability goals by helping decongest cities, reduce pollution and free up office parking spaces.

Uber launched its ‘Uber for Business’ platform in 2014 to put its technology and transportation solutions to use for organizations globally. The platform has helped enhance employee productivity as well as elevate customer experiences for more than 1.5 lakh organizations worldwide, the company said.

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Uber’s High Capacity Vehicles program to be launched in India has been specifically developed keeping in mind the unique challenges faced by office-goers in India and other emerging markets. Launched in 2014, the Uber for Business platform brings Uber’s innovations and solutions to organizations globally at scale. It has helped unlock employee productivity and elevated customer experiences for more than 1.5 lakh organizations around the world.

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