Uber Rideshare Service Launched in Patna

Chief Secretary flagging off Uber rideshare service from Hotel Maurya in Patna on Friday.

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Patna: Commuting in Patna became a bit easier on Friday following the opening of the USA-based Uber taxi service that offers peer-to-peer ridesharing for a very reasonable price.

The very first Uber ride in the state capital was flagged off by Chief Secretary Deepak Kumar from Hotel Maurya in the presence of Transport Secretary Sanjay Kumar Agrawal, Transport Commissioner Seema Tripathi and Uber India officials.

Uber plans to introduce the service in Gaya and Muzaffarpur in the coming months and will expand in other Bihar cities in the coming year, officials said.

As most Uber riders know, those seeking to hire a taxi use the Uber App on their cell phone. After opening an account with the service, people will be able to reserve a ride which, in turn, alerts all Uber drivers in the area to pick up the customer. After the confirmation of the ride via the Uber App, the customer can track the taxi on the cell phone.

Both the driver and the passenger, at the end of the ride, rate each other using the same App to improve future services.

Anyone with a valid driving license, good driving record, and a car can sign up at the Uber website to become a driver to supplement his or her income.

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