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Uber recorded 1 million rides a day in India during 2017, Delhi rider took 5 trips daily

Uber recorded over a million rides a day in India during 2017, as the company states that the ride-hailing service has transformed from a start-up to a sustainable business.

Uber recorded over a million rides a day in India during 2017, as the company states that the ride-hailing service has transformed from a start-up to a sustainable business. For Uber, the busiest day in India is Friday and the busiest hour of the week is 6 pm. (Image Source: AP)

A rider from the Delhi-NCR region took nearly five Uber trips a day, making him the person who took the highest number of Uber rides in the country in 2017. According to the ride-hailing app, this rider, whose name was not revealed, has so far taken 1,969 trips in 2017. Not just this, a driver-partner from Delhi has been using Uber app for over four years and two months – making him the longest-standing driver partner for Uber in the country in 2017.

“In 2017, we were focused on moving from a startup to a sustainable business in India. As a result, we recorded double-digit growth and continue to clock over a million trips a day,” Amit Jain, President, Uber India and South Asia, said in a statement. For Uber, the busiest day in India is Friday and the busiest hour of the week is 6 pm. “The most Ubers were taken on August 11, a Friday leading up to the Independence Day,” the company said.

Bengaluru and Hyderabad saw the highest number of uberPOOL trips taken by riders in 2017, followed by Kolkata and Delhi. A female rider in Hyderabad took a record 1,162 uberPOOL trips this year. “With a vision to decongest cities, we launched products that encourage ride sharing and complement public transportation through reliable first/last mile connectivity,” Jain added.

Uber India celebrated one year of uberMOTO and completed over two million trips in July 2017. A female rider in the Delhi-NCR region took the highest number of uberMOTO trips. “Riders from India took Ubers in 566 cities across 80 countries. The most-popular travel destinations included the US, Singapore, Malaysia, the UK and the UAE,” the company revealed.

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