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  • Affordably priced; available in 17 cities  
  • Ensures highest safety and hygiene standards

Bengaluru, NFAPost:  Uber India launched Hourly Rentals, a 24×7 on-demand, intracity service, which allows riders to retain a car with its driver for several hours, and make multiple stops on their journey, thereby providing them greater flexibility as they restart their lives after a lengthy lockdown.

Through the new service, Uber aims to provide riders the convenience they would get with their own car starting at an affordable price point of Rs 189 for a one-hour/ ten km package.

The service provides great value in several situations, including where riders need to run an errand or want to make it for a business appointment and back without having to book multiple trips. Riders will have the option to select from multiple hourly packages, up to a maximum of 12-hours. 

Commenting on the new service, IndiaSA Head of Cities Prabhjeet Singh as cities start moving again, many of the riders will have new use cases and different needs from Uber, one of which is keeping their Uber with them for a longer duration as they go through their day.

Hourly Rentals is our solution for that – it allows users to book their Uber for multiple hours with flexible and affordable packages, make multiple stops on their journey, and of course these rides will provide the highest possible safety standards. For our drivers, this offers them yet another opportunity to earn on the platform,” said IndiaSA Head of Cities Prabhjeet Singh.

The service is available in 17 cities across the country, namely Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Chennai, Jaipur, Pune, Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Coimbatore, Ludhiana, Chandigarh, Kochi, Lucknow, Guwahati, Kanpur and Bhopal.

Over the past few weeks, Uber has launched a comprehensive set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist, a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers, mandatory driver education and an updated cancellation policy allowing both riders and driver to cancel trips if they don’t feel safe.

Using Hourly Rentals is as easy as booking any other Uber trip. Riders only need to update their Uber app to the latest version if they are not able to see ‘Hourly Rentals’. 

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  1. Select ‘Hourly Rentals’ for your trip
  2. Select your hourly package – You can choose packages from 1 Hour to 12 Hours
  3. Tap ‘Confirm Hourly Rentals’ to request your ride
  4. Add or remove destinations during your ride as per your plan

Uber’s mission is to create opportunity through movement. We started in 2010 to solve a simple problem: how do you get access to a ride at the touch of a button? More than 15 billion trips later, we’re building products to get people closer to where they want to be. By changing how people, food, and things move through cities, Uber is a platform that opens up the world to new possibilities. 

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