One of the global leaders in urban mobility, Uber has completed 500 crores trips globally.
This landmark was achieved on May 20, when 156 trips started simultaneously in the morning, helping the company achieve the five billion mark.
These trips happened in 24 countries on six continents, in cities like Mumbai, Moscow and Medellin.
One of the driver who was on his maiden trip, picked up a passenger in Jakarta, Indonesia. Six riders across the world were also taken their first trip with the company.
Out of the 156 simultaneous five billionth trip, India made the largest contribution outside of US with 19 simultaneous five billionth trips.
India emerged as the second-largest contributor to the global milestone, after the US driver partners across Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Chennai, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Jaipur, Kochi, Kolkata, Lucknow, Mumbai and Pune simultaneously clocked the 500 croreth trip. A first-time rider from Chennai was also one of the six riders to have been a part of this milestone globally.
“Really excited to see that multiple cities across India have contributed to the five billionth trip mark. This is testimony to the phenomenal growth trajectory that hundreds of thousands of driver partners have helped fuel. We are humbled to see so many entrepreneurial dreams come true,” said Amit Jain, President, Uber India and South Asia.
Uber started the services in 2010. It hit the one billionth trips mark in late 2015. Six months later, two billion mark was also achieved.
Each of the 156 drivers involved in this milestone have been given $500 as a token of our gratitude and appreciation.