Ten years ago, the first Indian rider hailed an Uber on the streets of Bengaluru, beginning a journey that would quickly see the app become the country’s most preferred platforms for riders and drivers alike. Since then, Uber has transformed the mobility landscape in India. A safe, reliable and affordable car, auto, moto or bus ride via the app is now available in 125 cities across India.
To celebrate this milestone, here is a look back at the impact Uber has made.
- Over 50,000 Crores is the amount of money earned by drivers through the Uber platform
- 3,300 Crore Kilometers is the distance travelled by Uber drivers, it is equivalent to travelling from Earth to the moon 86,000 times!
- 300 Crore Trips is the total number of trips taken on Uber in India
- 30 Lakh – that is the number of drivers who have earned via the Uber app as a driver partner
- 4 Crore Kilometers – that is the number of green Kilometers driven on Uber in India, taking significant strides towards sustainability!
Uber’s mission has always been to empower through movement. Over the past decade, we’ve harnessed innovation to enhance the lives of Indian customers and earners alike, leveraging technology to unlock greater value for all. As India’s focus on growth and digitization continues, we remain committed to transforming mobility for millions.
Reflecting on Uber’s ten year milestone, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia, said, “Uber has become a part of India’s social fabric and we are proud and privileged to have been able to make a difference by enabling access and movement to riders while enabling livelihood to millions of drivers over the last decade. With a vibrant demography and expanding digital economy, the future is exciting and we look forward to doing our bit to accelerate progress towards India’s envisioned techade.”
Starting with a few cities, Uber now operates in over 125 cities across India, making it possible for millions of people to book a ride within minutes and supporting over 800,000 drivers to earn a sustainable income. We introduced several India-first innovations, tailored to meet the specific demands of Indian riders and drivers. From the introduction of cash payments and regional language support to the implementation of several industry-first safety features, Uber has consistently strived to provide a seamless experience for its users.
With ten years of Uber, here are some significant consumer trends that tell the story of how Uber is shaping mobility preferences of Indians. Here are the highlights:
Thank you to each and every Indian for getting Uber to the 10 year mark. It’s been an incredible journey and we are just getting started.