Uber targets 1 million trips per day in India in 6 to 9 months

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Bangalore | Published: August 1, 2015 12:24:38 AM

Taxi hailing service Uber expects to hit over 1 million trips per day in next six to nine months. It has registered a 40% growth month-on-month in India.

Taxi hailing service Uber expects to hit over 1 million trips per day in next six to nine months. It has registered a 40% growth month-on-month in India. “Uber has grown exponentially in India, a global priority market for us, which has also quickly become the largest market geographically for Uber outside the US,” Amit Jain, Uber India president, said in a statement on Friday.

The company has announced an investment of $1 billion to scale-up operation in India. By 2016, Uber plans to support over 2 lakh jobs in the country. As top 5 cities in India contribute over 80% of Uber’s total trips, the focus will also be towards extending its service to new cities.

“India is one of Uber’s big  priorities, along with China. This is why Uber is committing an additional $1 billion to India in the next nine months so we can expand and improve our operations, expand into newer cities, develop new products as well as payment solutions, and establish a great support network,” Jain added.

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