Cab aggregator Uber on Wednesday announced the launch of its bike-taxis, uberMoto, in the city. Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao flagged a rally of bike-taxis at his camp office here, marking uberMoto launch in the city.
Uber founder and CEO Travis Kalanick and Telangana Industries and IT Minister K T Rama Rao rode bike-taxis in the rally. "I am excited to be in Hyderabad for the launch of uberMoto. It's a quick, easy and affordable way to get around the city. And it's great to be working with a progressive, forward thinking government like Telangana on smart mobility solutions which can help reduce congestion in urban areas," said Kalanick on the occasion. The fares for the bike-taxi will be Rs 20 for the first 3 kilometers and Rs 5 per km thereafter. Later, Uber and Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to help extend the reach of the metro using uberMoto.
"We recently achieved the top spot in ease of doing business in India which is a testament to our strong belief in making Telangana a start-up leader in India. Uber has added another feather in our partnership today by launching uberMoto to help solve the transportation and congestion problems for people in Hyderabad," Rama Rao said at the event at T-Hub. I am hopeful that this service will help people in reaching their destination quickly and conveniently, he added.