Uber Begins To Accept Cash Payment In Four More Cities In India

The San Fransico based ride hailing company Uber started to focus on cash payments. The company that is well known for its credit card payment system has now expanded further with cash payment option in four new cities of India.
The cash payment test of the company started in Hyderabad in the month of May but now it is extending to Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Kochi and Jaipur. In order to use the option, Passengers have to select the cash payment option before they order for their rides.
Uber took this move by knowing that, cash payment is the best payment option for millions of users across India specifically in small cities. It gets tremendous response from passengers for cash payments, but it failed to disclose which areas should be paid for through cash. The company adds many safety features for the safety of its own passengers.
Uber also offers some more options for passengers in India, while the company is well known for its rigid behaviour of getting credit card payments from customers. Other than the cash payment, the company also included a Paytm wallet option that enables the customers to load their account via credit card or debit card and internet banking is also possible.
India is far from Uber influencing market and it is not the only company that takes big moves for country’s taxi app. Uber announces its plan of investing fifty million dollars in a support centre of Hyderabad in a partnership with local authorities.

Many Students Using Uber Service

Uber services are becoming popular in school side, as many school students started to use the service. From services to carpooling, a huge number of families rely on the service to pick up and drop their children from school to home and other destinations. Students feel more comfortable through this service. There is huge competition for Uber as millions of startups use this feature for transporting children. Ride sharing companies are searching for an opportunity to explain people that they can be a substitute for any situation they face in their life including going back to school. Though Uber and Lyft requires their users to be at least 18 years old, it doesn’t stop the parents from letting their children use the service on orderly basis, creating an unauthorized market for UberBLACK and offerings from other ride hailing companies. This practice was not yet confirmed by either of the companies. One of the Lyft spokesman claims that they will not be allowing any unaccompanied minors to use their service. Drivers of other ride sharing companies are well trained to get kids out of school and check in after their school hours. Uber introduced UberFAMILY a ten dollar upcharge for cars that arrive with a seat for child in Washington and NewYork and is planning to explore the service in Chicago. Some rivals of Uber including Shuddle and HopSkipDrive offer rides to children along with a staff of mostly female drivers with safeguards aiming the parents to let their children to use the service. Both of these services are looking forward to expand this feature by next year to other markets.

Uber Launches Its New Carpooling Option Uberpool In Toronto

The ride sharing company is expanding its service in Toronto, despite of the city’s demand to stop its operation. Uber claims that it will launch its carpooling option Uberpool this month, providing the facility for its users to share their rides. Users who choose this service can share their rides with the riders who are travelling in the same direction. Through this feature a number of riders can save their money up to 30 percent for each ride they take. People who are worried about travelling alone can use this service, which gives them a friend who accompany them throughout their ride. It took two weeks to test the carpooling service last summer during the Pan Am Games. The company says that more than 17,500 travellers are using the service. The city council asked licensing officials to evaluate how to regulate Uber and demanded Uber to stop its operation in the city meantime. The company resists as more than 4 lakh riders and sixteen thousand drivers rely on this service. The company says that Uberpool helps people to travel to their destination at cheaper cost and the service reduces congestion and pollution, as more number of people fits in a single car. It is a bad time for Uber as the city stands against this service. The city opposed the service saying that lot of people are using the car service adding more number of cars on the roads, instead of using public transport.