After banning ride-sharing services in Bangalore and other cities, Uber have decided to start operations of UberMOTO in Hyderabad from today. The product was announced last month when the company CEO, Travis Kalanick visited Hyderabad. The announcement took place at an event held in T-Hub along with K T Rama Rao, Cabinet Minister for commerce, Industry and IT Department, Telangana.
The drivers of the company have undergone many driving tests in order to ensure the safety of the fellow rider. The tests for the drivers were taken on different types of roads and conditions. All the tests were taken in the presence of RTO officials of Telangana.
Quoting on the product Mr. Kalanick said “UberMOTO is a quick, easy and affordable way to get around the city. It’s great to be working with a progressive, forward thinking government like Telangana, which offers smart mobility solutions that can help reduce congestion in urban areas.”
Mr. Rama Rao said, “As we are top on ease of doing business in India, Uber has added another feather in our partnership today by launching uberMOTO to solve the transportation and congestion problems for people in Hyderabad. I hope that this service will help people in reaching their destination quickly and conveniently.”
Apart from UberMOTO, Hyderabad also has another Moto-taxi hailing service startup, GetBike which provides two-wheeler taxis in the city. It has more than 70 Bike available for hiring purpose. Getbike rose seed funding of $227,000 from Aparna Technologies.
As our team asked about the uberMOTO, Shravya Reddy, Operation Manager at GetBike said, “As it newly launched we are not concerned about their strategies. At the moment we are concentrating on improving Getbike and expanding the market.”
Getbike currently operates in areas like Gachibowli and Secundrabad. They are likely to increase the market and prepare for future challenges. Read more Startup News.