Saturday, July 1, 2017

Uber completes 5 billion trips globally


PUNE: Despite being embroiled in controversies, San Francisco-based ride aggregator Uber completed its five billionth trip globally in May this year, the company said in a statement.

Out of the 156 trips started simultaneously in the morning to put Uber over the five billionth mark, 19 were from India. Drivers from Pune, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai were part of this milestone, the company said.

Uber plans to give $ 500 to each of the 156 drivers involved as a reward. “Really excited to see that multiple cities across India have contributed to the 5 billionth trip mark. This is testimony to the phenomenal growth trajectory that hundreds of thousands of driver partners have helped fuel. We are humbled to see so many entrepreneurial dreams come true,” said Amit Jain, President, Uber India & South Asia. 


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