Bangalore most, Kolkata least forgetful cities: Uber survey

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Kolkata | Published: April 1, 2017 2:10:18 PM

A survey conducted by app-based cab aggregator Uber showed that Bangalore was the most and Kolkata the least forgetful cities among the five metros including Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.

Most unique items forgotten in Uber cars in India were a cheque worth Rs 15 lakh, keyboard, puppies, expensive watch, expensive footwear, liquor bottles, cabbage, grocery bags and cricket bats. (Reuters)

A survey conducted by app-based cab aggregator Uber showed that Bangalore was the most and Kolkata the least forgetful cities among the five metros including Delhi, Mumbai and Hyderabad.Uber introduced the Lost & Found India Index, a list of the most frequently, and most surprisingly “lost and found” items by Uber riders in India. Besides, the index also includes which days of the week Uber riders tend to be most forgetful.
Most common days to report items as lost in India were Saturday, Friday and Sunday, the survey said.

According to the survey, the most forgetful days in 2016, days maximum items were reported as lost were December 31, December 11, December 27, November 27 and December 12. Most unique items forgotten in Uber cars in India were a cheque worth Rs 15 lakh, keyboard, puppies, expensive watch, expensive footwear, liquor bottles, cabbage, grocery bags and cricket bats. Most common items forgotten were phone, ring, keys, wallet, hats/caps, bags, license/ID, dongles, charger and sunglasses, according to the survey.

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Earlier, Uber revealed what customers leave behind in cabs like Phones, rings and bags are among the most common items customers have left behind in Uber cabs in India, according to a list published by the ride hailing app which also includes some unusual entries like puppies as well as a cheque for Rs 15 lakh. As per the Uber Index released today, Bengaluru is the most forgetful city in India, followed by New Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Kolkata. “Phones and rings are the two most commonly forgotten items, along with chargers and sunglasses. Surprisingly, there have been instances of riders have also left behind bullet-proof vests, potted plants, to pool sticks and kites, and even puppies,” Uber said in the report.

While phones and rings are common items in India, some unique items people have left behind in their cabs include a cheque of Rs 15 lakh, keyboard, puppies, expensive watch, expensive footwear and liquor bottles.The company added that riders can trace their misplaced objects by selecting that trip and the ‘I lost an item’ option in the Uber app.

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