Uber has announced the pilot launch of its new service–uberMOTO in Bangalore.
uberMOTO is a motorbike service to help people save time and money on short trips across town and provides last mile connectivity.
The uberMOTO option on the app will go live today and will work the same way as the other options – uberGO, uberX and uberBLACK, available on the platform.
uberMOTO rates start at Rs 15 + Rs 3 /km + Rs 1/min. The minimum fare is RS 15. Riders can key in uberMOTOBLR to get a free ride worth Rs 100.
People who own motorbikes/scooters can also become drivers on the platform and recoup the costs of their trips.
Amit Jain, President, Uber India, said “Uber has always been at the forefront of innovation across the world. We are very excited to pilot uberMOTO in Bangalore–pairing our on-demand technology platform with motorbikes, the predominant mode of transport in India. Enabling transportation at the push of a button, uberMOTO will offer another affordable mobility option that will help people save time and money while helping cut congestion in our cities over time.”