An unnamed rider from Bangalore has taken a whopping 3135 Uber trips so far this year, making it the highest number of trips taken by a single rider globally.
Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, has revealed the top trends of 2016 – interesting insights on how riders and drivers preferred to Uber this year, and the data shows that riders across India use Uber the most on Fridays and Saturdays.
While Delhiites use Uber most frequently on Fridays between 9 am and 10 am, Mumbaikars use Uber most frequently on Fridays between 5pm and 6pm, and Bangaloreans use the service most frequently on Saturdays between 6pm and 7pm.
Drivers, on the other hand, have some interesting numbers to show too. The most trips a Uber driver partner took was 4338 trips in Bangalore this year, who was followed by 3775 trips by a driver partner in New Delhi and 3624 trips by a driver partner in Mumbai.
“When it comes to getting around your city – Uber clearly emerged as the obvious choice for riders world over – whether it was to get to that special event, across town for family dinner, or around a new city on the other side of the world. We would like to thank our riders and drivers for the journeys,” said Amit Jain, President, Uber India and South Asia.
The year has overall been good for Uber in India, as the US-based startup celebrated their third anniversary in the country. This year, Uber:
- Launched service in two new cities in India – Lucknow and Ludhiana
- Expanded uberPOOL to four new cities in India – Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Chennai
- Reported a cumulative saving of over 32 million kilometres travelled, over 1.5 million litres of fuel and over 3.5 million kgs CO2 emissions, since uberPOOL was launched in December 2015
- Launched India first product innovations like uberDOST, Dial an Uber, uberFLEET, amongst others
- On an average reduced ETAs to less than 5 minutes, with over 90% of the trips reporting an ETA of less than 10 minutes
- Announced UberSHAAN skill development initiative aims to empower one million micro-entrepreneurs by 2018
- Set up Asia’s first engineering centre in Bangalore, India
- Added 500+ employees, making the Uber India stronger like never before
- Became the largest market outside of the United States, for Uber that accounts for 12 percent of all Uber trips globally.