Uber is stepping up its bus service in India as the cab-hailing company expands into different modes of mobility, sources told Business Standard.
The Uber app will let customers book bus seats as the company works with private firms and state-run services to put their vehicles on its platform. The company is targeting the next 100 million customers who want a cheaper and comfortable public commute, according to people familiar with the matter.
The Gurugram Metropolitan Development Authority will start a ‘Uber’ bus service that will run on a pilot basis for nine months. Uber is testing a new service that guarantees a seat to customers in an air-conditioned buses in Delhi. Outside India, this is also being tested in Cairo, Egypt.