UBER to invest 120 crores, ties up with Haryana Government

Bengaluru | Mar 10, 2016 10:31 PM IST.

Uber, the popular app known for its services related to taxi hailing facilities, has decided to unite with the Haryana Government, as an attempt to invest Rs.120 crore in order to improve the existing technology for the ride-based services. The memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U.) was signed at the Happening Haryana Global Inverstors Summit 2016.

Under this understanding, Uber has claimed to invest in the services related to taxi-hailing that includes point-to-point transportation using exclusive vehicles that will not affect the driver in any way. The driver will be provided with reimbursement for fuel and vehicle expenses, tolls and other related costs.

Uber believes that this new form of definitive and appropriate urban mobility will serve to be an alternative to owning a car. Uber has also promised to enhance the smaller cities of Haryana, by means of this collaboration.

Vijayendra Kumar, Secretary IT, Government of Haryana, says that Haryana has always promised to be a motivator in improving the technology used. He says that this launch will help in reducing pollution, enhance urban mobility and reduce the amount of time that is spent in getting stuck in traffic.

Gagan Bhatia, General Manager, North India, Uber, says that they are excited to ally with the Government of Haryana to ensure safe, robust, eco-friendly and smart transportation in the NCR region.

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