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Indian Riders Choose to ‘Uber It’ on New Year’s Eve



Rider in Jaipur, India, emerges as the biggest party hopper, took 12 trips throughout the evening

New Delhi, January, 2 2017: Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company, today revealed the top trends of New Year Day travel - interesting data backed insights on how riders preferred to Uber it on 31st December 2016.

“When it comes to getting around the city - riders world over chose to Uber it on New Year’s Eve - whether it was to get to that special new year’s party, or travel across town for a family dinner, or around a new city on the other side of the world. We found some very interesting trends around New Year’s Eve travel, including, that of a rider in Jaipur, who took 12 trips throughout the evening and emerged as the biggest party hopper this year. Uber On!,” said Amit Jain, President, Uber India and South Asia.

Here are some interesting data backed insights:

After a several New Year’s Eves under our belt, we’ve learned that millions of people in cities around the world rely on Uber for a safe, reliable ride to and from their celebrations. This year, we wanted to spotlight how riders in India used Uber when ringing in the New Year. Check out these 5 fun facts!

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Sometimes one celebration isn’t enough! The biggest party hopper was from Jaipur city and took 12 rides throughout the evening, followed by a rider in Chandigarh who took 10 trips.


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Don’t be late to the party! 6883 riders arrived just in time to ring in the New Year, getting out of their Ubers within 9 minutes of midnight, out of which 1330 riders were from New Delhi


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Share the ride and the cost! 37133 riders in India took uberPOOL and/or used our split fare feature when heading to and from their celebrations, out of which maximum riders were from Bengaluru, adding up to 11939!

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Be there soon! 1233 riders used our “Share Status” feature to let their friends/family know they were on their way, out of which maximum riders were from New Delhi, adding up to 293!




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Many affordable rides. On an average 74% of rides in India were at normal prices, while 99% of the trips were below 3X surge.

Thank you to the hundreds of thousands of drivers who moved India safely, and to the riders who let us be part of their evening.  Here’s to 2017: we hope you’ll join us again for the ride.

Shrey Kapoor is a Tech-Enthusiast, Harvard certified Cyber Security and Cyber Forensics Expert. He Founder Techphlie.com, which is one of the India's Top Tech News Website. Even Forbes and many other renowned publishers took his articles reference. Shrey is a Technology analyst, strategic thinker and creative writer who is passionate to deliver the best, latest possible Tech-News to his followers and subscribers. He completed his masters in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, certified in IPR, T.Q.M. & ISO 9001:2008 In Quality Management Systems.

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