There is no denying the kind of positive impact that radio cabs and taxi apps have had in the daily commute habits of not only Indians, but across the world. The fact that cabs are now available at the click of a button on one’s smartphone has enabled many to opt for these modes of transport. Well, turns out, one Indian in particular made good use of these cabs, more than anyone else in the world.
According to 2016 year-end data shared by cab company Uber, a rider in Bengaluru took almost 3,135 trips with the taxi service this year, making it the “highest number of rides taken by a single rider, globally,” said Amit Jain, president, Uber India and South Asia. That apparently averages out to around eight trips a day!
Interestingly, an analysis of rides taken all through the year also threw up a couple of insights into the travel behaviour of Indians. For instance, according to the data, riders across India used the service most on Fridays and Saturdays. While Delhiites opted for cabs most frequently on Fridays between 9am and 10am, Mumbaikars most frequently ordered for cabs on Fridays between 5pm and 6pm, while Bangaloreans were most frequent on Saturdays between 6pm and 7pm.
On their third year of operations in India, the most trips an India-based driver partner took was 4,338 trips, again in Bengalurur – this year alone. This was followed by 3775 trips by a driver partner in New Delhi and 3624 trips by a driver partner in Mumbai.