Uber, the online taxi dispatch company which has recently launched UberMOTO, a bike taxi service in Bangkok a week ago, has now launched the service in Bangalore too. The pilot would take place in the areas of Banaswadi, Basavangudi, Indiranagar, Koramangala, Sarjapur, Ulsoor, Vijay Nagar, Whitefield, and Yeshwantpur, among others, with plans to expand to other areas soon.
UberMOTO will work through the same Uber app and will cost a minimum of Rs 15, followed by Rs 3 per km. As a promotion, the company is giving free rides worth Rs 100 for first time users with the code uberMOTOBLR.
People who own and ride bikes can also sign up to become drivers on the platform and the service will be operational from 7AM to 9PM. It seems that Uber is offering helmets to those who have signed up on the platform, as is required by law for the pillion rider. The bike ride can be paid for using cash, credit or debit cards, mobile wallet or Airtel money.
The UberMOTO ride will be equipped with live GPS tracking and two-way feedback.