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Sunday, August 6, 2017

Uber India's 500 Million Rides: 15 Most Interesting Facts

Uber is the first car service which has revolutionized how Indians commute especially in all major cities of India. Recently Uber announced that it has completed 500 million rides in the last four years since the ride-hailing company's debut in the country. There are top 15 most interesting facts that every body should know about Uber services in India.



Top 10 Things To Know About Uber (India).

1. Demand -The demand for Uber, surged by almost 2.5 times between June 2016 and June 2017 now operates in 29 cities in India. 

2. International Market Share - India was the 18th market for the San Francisco-headquartered company when it entered the nation.

3. Number of drivers on platform – There are currently over 450,000 driver partners, or "micro-entrepreneurs," on Uber platform.  

4. Rating & Quality - Over 80 percent of all rides have been rated with a 5-star.

5. Number of riders - Uber didn't disclose exactly how many people in India are registered with the service, but said over five million active riders take at least one ride every week. 

6. Call Stats by TrueCaller: Uber drivers and its users totalled to 39 million calls last year.

7. Earnings: How drivers are compensated - Over 80 percent of its drivers in India -- those who are online for more than six hours a day - make between Rs. 1,500 and Rs. 2,500 net a day, after Uber's service fee. 

8. Distance travelled in Uber cabs -  Riders and driver-partners have together travelled over 5.79 billion kilometres (roughly 3.6 billion miles).

9. Popularity of UberPOOL - The carpooling offering from Uber, called UberPOOL, amounts for more than 25 percent of all Uber rides in the country. UberPOOL is at present available in Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai, Chennai, Bangalore and Pune.

10. Stats of UberPool – Using UberPOOL service, riders have saved drivers from travelling an additional 48 million kilometres, which according to company's own estimates equals to 62 trips to the moon and back and helped save 2.3 million litres of fuel and emission of over 5.3 million kilograms of carbon dioxide.

11. Shortest and longest trips- The shortest trip on Uber platform in the country was a journey which stretched only to 0.5 kilometres, while, the longest trip has been 45 kilometres long.

12. Most dedicated driver - Chandigarh-based driver Jaswinder Singh has taken 12,574 trips on Uber's platform so far. Chennai-based driver Raghupathy M is quickly filling the gap, standing at 12,354, according to the latest numbers provided by Uber.

13. Most dedicated rider - A rider from Chennai leads the race with 3,485 trips in India.

14. International travellers prefer Uber - Uber operates in over 650 cities across the world, is unsurprisingly the choice of cab platform among international riders. 

15. Foreign National Using Uber in India- Riders from 94 countries have used Uber in India, visitors from US and Canada have taken the most number of riders in India. i.e.369,003 people from the United States took an Uber ride in India last year.

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