Now, you can book a cab for up to 12 hours. Global taxi-hailing platform Uber announced it has launched a new category UberHIRE that allows customers to hire a taxi for the day, to cover several destinations, and is targeting senior citizens, business travellers, and tourists.
Presently, UberHIRE works only on cash payments, a statement from Uber said. After a pilot run in Kochi, starting today, UberHIRE will go live in New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Vizag, and Nagpur, with more cities slated for launch in the weeks to come, it added.
In order to avail this new feature, users need to open the Uber app on their mobile. There will be an option, UberHIRE. Then, they are required to set their pickup location and request the ride.
The minimum fare for UberHIRE ranges between Rs 449 - Rs. 649 for 2 hours and up to 30 km. The customers can hold their Uber ride up to a maximum duration of 12 hours. After this point, riders will be charged Rs 2 per minute and Rs 12 per kilometre . Pricing and cancellation charges will vary from city to city, Uber said.
At the end of the trip, the total fare is calculated based on the distance and duration of the trip.