Uber to employ 10 lakh drivers in India, ‘cars will reduce cars’ says founder Travis Kalanick

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New Delhi | Updated: December 15, 2016 7:25:51 PM

Uber founder Travis Kalanick, at an event in New Delhi, called UberDialogues said that the company will employ more cars and 10 lakh drivers in India.

This move, according to Uber's Travis Kalanik will reduce the need for people to buy more cars. During his speech in the event, Kalanik said that the need for purchase of cars reduces when there are better modes of transport. (Reuters)This move, according to Uber’s Travis Kalanik will reduce the need for people to buy more cars. During his speech in the event, Kalanik said that the need for purchase of cars reduces when there are better modes of transport. (Reuters)

Uber founder Travis Kalanick, at an event in New Delhi, called UberDialogues, said that the company will employ more cars and 10 lakh drivers in India. This move, according to Travis Kalanick will reduce the need for people to buy more cars. During his speech in the event, Kalanick said that the need for purchase of cars reduces when there are better modes of transport. He said, “By using reliable traveling options, we will reduce the need for cars by using cars.” He said that carpooling system with the help of technology will keep cars off the roads. According to Kalanick, the use of UberPool and carpooling, in general, will reduce cars off roads, and even New Delhi might be traffic free in the next 5 to 10 years.

The Uber co-founder is currently on a tour to India in order to talk with government officials and at the same time get a close look at Uber’s operations in the country. India is also the largest overseas market for Uber and it needs to focus more as it is losing out to Didi Chuxing in China. Uber has been aggressively making inroads into India in order to compete with Ola. Talking about Ola, Travis said that he loves competition, and it is only good for the consumers ultimately.

Kalanick said that India feels like China 2009-2010, and many ‘profound’ things will happen. He said that Uber has no merger plans in India.

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