Bangalore guy takes 3135 Uber rides, breaks all records in 2016
As we are marching our way to bid goodbye to year 2016, companies worldwide are out with a quick recap of their journey this year. And Uber is very much keeping up with the trend. The ride-sharing app has revealed some interesting data that may motivate even more people to ride and drive via Uber in India. Whether you believe or not, a single rider in Bangalore took 3135 rides. This is the highest number of trips taken by a single rider worldwide.
“When it comes to getting around your city – Uber clearly emerged as the obvious choice for riders world over – whether it was to get to that special event, across town for family dinner, or around a new city on the other side of the world. We would like to thank our riders and drivers for the journeys. We found some very interesting trends in 2016, including, that of a rider in Bangalore, India, who took almost 3135 trips, making it the highest number of rides taken by a single rider, globally. Uber On!,” said Amit Jain, President, Uber India and South Asia.
More interestingly, the company also unveiled the most popular travel destinations for India-based Uber riders who love to travel. And that included United States, United Kingdom, Singapore, United Arab Emirates and Malaysia. However, visitors from over 70 countries across the world, chose to Uber in India.
Besides this, Uber riders are explorers, too. The following international cities are the most popular on-the-rise destinations with global travellers:
1. South Coast, UK
2. Porto Alegre, Brazil
3. Alexandria, Egypt
4. Vilnius, Lithuania
5. Colombo, Sri Lanka
And if you are wondering about what days and time suits the most to Uber lovers. Well, it has been revealed that riders across India use Uber the most on Fridays and Saturdays. While Delhiites ride on Uber most frequently on Fridays between 9:00 am and 10:00 am, Mumbaikars ride on Uber most frequently on Fridays between 5:00 pm and 6:00 pm and Bangaloreans ride on Uber most frequently on Saturdays between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm.
Now, how can we not remember Uber drivers who have played a pivotal role in making our rides easier? You’d be surprised to know that an India-based driver partner took 4338 trips in Bangalore — this year alone. This highest number of trips was followed by 3775 trips by a driver partner in New Delhi and 3624 trips by a driver partner in Mumbai.
Other than these facts, Uber India also launched its services in two new cities in India – Lucknow and Ludhiana. It expanded uberPOOL to four new cities in India – Mumbai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, and Chennai. It also reported a cumulative saving of over 32 million kilometres travelled, over 1.5 million litres of fuel and over 3.5 million kgs CO2 emissions, since uberPOOL was launched in December 2015. It also added more than 500 employees to its business, making the Uber India stronger like never before.