New Delhi: Uber has launched a new Auto Rentals service in the country. Users can now hire an autorickshaw by the hour which also included free kilometres in the package.
The Uber auto rental package starts at Rs 149 for a one-hour trip or a trip covering 10km. However, if you exceed the 10km market, you will be charged Rs 9.50 for every kilometre and Rs 1 for every minute spent. The base fare for every rental trip would be Rs 79. So for instance, if you book an auto for say 4 hours and cover a distance of 20km, you will be charged based on the total hours you have spent and the total kilometres you have covered. Even if you make multiple stoppages, things won’t change for you as only your hours will be counted.
However, the auto rental bookings cannot be changed or destinations cannot be altered once the driver starts the trip.
In cabs, you still have the option to cut short or extend your destination but this won’t be possible in auto rentals.
The autorickshaws can be booked for up to 8 hours but for you will have to opt for the 8-hour package which would cost you approximately Rs 809. The minimum duration that you can book an auto for is one hour.
The service is available in 6 cities across the country including Delhi NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune. It could be expanded to other cities based on the response and demand across the country as well.
According to the company, it makes us the Uber the first ride-sharing company in India to introduce this on-demand 24×7 service.
- To choose Uber Auto Rentals, users will have to first download or update the application to its latest version. The application is available for both iOS and Android users in the App Store and Google Play Store, respectively.
- Once the application is installed or updated, users can launch the application to choose ‘Auto Rentals’ for your trip. They can request a ride by selecting from the various hourly packages ranging between 1 hour and 8 hours.
- Once the package is selected, users can on ‘Confirm Auto Rentals’ to request your ride. They can add or remove destinations during the ride as per their convenience within the allotted time limit.