Uber has launched an on-demand cab service UberHIRE which allows you to hire a cab for 12 hours. UberHIRE will be on lines of a city or local taxi service.
UberHIRE services were initiated in Kochi; the service is being rolled out on Monday in 8 more cities: Bengaluru, New Delhi, Chennai, Pune, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Vizaq and Nagpur. It will be expaned to other cities later.
Riders can make multiple stops, like a local taxi service in a time-based model within the city by these services.
Apurva Dalal, head of Engineering at Uber India said, “Our technology makes it possible for us to create specialised solutions that can help users have access to reliable transportation at affordable prices. UberHIRE is one such product that addresses the unique commuting needs of riders in India, especially that of tourists, business travellers, senior citizens, and working professionals by letting them book an Uber and use it for up to 12 hours.”
The fares are depending on the city and the base fare would be between Rs 449-Rs 649 for two hours, up to 30 kilometers. Post the distance the rider will be charged at Rs 2 per minute and Rs 12/km, with no dynamic and surge pricing. The UberHIRE option is in the Uber app. The rates of the service will change according to the City. The only sad part of UberHIRE service is, you can pay the only through cash. The digital or cashless payments are currently not accepted.