Uber in 2022: Indians spent 11 billion minutes traveling in cabs this year

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Ride-hailing platform Uber on Monday said in its annual analysis that Indians will spend 11 billion minutes traveling in their cabs in 2022. While most Uber trips were booked between 5 PM and 6 PM, the most popular day of the week for bookings was Saturday. According to the company.

Indians will spend 11 billion minutes in Uber in 2022

“The year 2022 sees Indians start traveling a lot again, and cities get back to business after the pandemic. Uber trips during the year covered 4.5 billion kilometers, which is the distance from Earth to Neptune, the last planet in the solar system since Pluto was left off the team,” the company said.

Furthermore, the company noted that the most popular product in terms of number of trips was Uber Go, with Uber Auto a very close second.

The cities with the highest number of Uber trips in 2022 were Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata.

The top five cities with intercity routes in 2022 were Mumbai to Pune, Mumbai to Nashik, Delhi to Agra, Jaipur to Chandigarh and Lucknow to Kanpur.

During the year, Uber expanded to several new cities, becoming the first ridesharing company to have a presence in all seven Northeast sister states.

Uber is now present in 123 cities in India.

For those unaware, this year, Uber also announced new safety features for users. These include auto rear seat belt reminder, RideCheck 3.0, SOS integration and updated safety toolkit. Additionally, Uber’s 24X7 Security Line allows riders to call 88006-88666 from their phone or access it through the Uber app to connect with a live support agent. Now, this line will be available for riders to report any safety issue during the journey and up to 30 minutes after the end of the journey. Experts at Uber’s twin support centers in Hyderabad and Visakhapatnam are available to assist around the clock and respond to 99 percent of incoming calls within the first 30 seconds.

With inputs from IANS

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