Mobility & Logistics

Beyond disruption: Uber launches auto-rickshaw (sorry…Keke) service in India

April 13, 2015 · 1 min read
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We have rickshaws in Nigeria too, Uber, except we call them “keke”

Uber users in New Delhi, India will now be able to hail auto-rickshaws from ther phone following the launch of Uber’s new service, UberAuto.

UberAuto works like Uber’s other offerings in all ways but one. Users select the UberAuto from the app’s menu to request a ride but very remarkable is that this new service marks the first time Uber has allowed cash payments.

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Users of UberAuto pay their driver in cash after arriving at their destination, and the fares are based on metered rates set by the local government, according to Uber.

Autos are an iconic and ubiquitous part of the Delhi landscape, and we are excited to have them as another option on the Uber platform. We recognise the history and value of autos to the transportation landscape. – Uber wrote in a blog post.

Currently, UberAuto is only available in Delhi, and it’s yet unclear if the company plans to expand the auto rickshaw service to other cities in India.

But like I said before, We have rickshaws in Nigeria too, Uber .

Odunayo Eweniyi

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