App-based taxi service company Uber on Wednesday announced its plan to expand to seven more cities, including Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Indore, Mysore, Nagpur, Surat and Visakhapatnam.
With this launch, Uber will cover 18 cities, making India its largest geographic market outside the US. The company said this is the largest number of new international cities Uber has ever launched simultaneously.
“The 40% m-o-m growth we see in India is unprecedented and it is not surprising that some of the fastest-growing cities in the world are also here.
Our data show that residents and visitors in these new cities have been eagerly waiting for Uber for sometime now, and we expect a similar response here. Our focus on continuously leading the way on safety and creating thousands of new entrepreneurs will drive our growth ahead,” said Neeraj Singhal, head of expansion for India & the subcontinent, Uber.
The company said Uber will create thousands of jobs, improve the safety, quality and convenience of transportation, foster entrepreneurship at the grassroot, give women flexible and equitable earning opportunities and help authorities harness the power of technology to make roads safer.