Uber on Thursday denied a report that claimed it planned to exit the Indian market and discussed selling its Indian business with potential buyers.
In a statement shared with IANS, an Uber spokesperson said that the company never plans to exit India even for a minute.
A company spokesperson said, “India today is as important to Uber as it was at its launch nine years ago. We are serving over 100 cities, recruiting Indian talent, and expanding our reach for the next decade or so. Planning ahead.”
Uber Competes With SoftBank-Backed Ola in India
Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshahi said in April that it would expand its products and team in India.
He said at the Virtual i3 Summit organized by Times Bridge, “We continue to expand our product offerings for the Indian consumer.
Be it autos, motos or high-end vehicles or rental vehicles, India has always been Uber’s favourite. It’s been a huge part of the journey.”
Last month, Uber India’s Director of Central Operations, Nitish Bhushan, had said that they have always been striving to make driving with Uber a viable and attractive option for drivers and the recent hike in fares has increased their cost per trip. Income will increase directly.
“During the Uber advisory council meeting, drivers told us they wanted more flexibility in payment. We are currently showing drivers how to pay (cash or online) before the ride starts,” the company said. Along with this, drivers now also get to see the destination of the rider before accepting the ride.
To Make The Decision In Cash or Online Irrelevant, The Company Has Also Introduced Daily Wage Process For Drivers
Along with these changes, the company said that they are also strengthening their service quality expectations with drivers, especially in areas such as cancellation of trips and ensuring AC rides.