Getting “more people into fewer cars” has the potential to cut congestion and, therefore, pollution in urban cities. In India, carpooling and ride-sharing can actually improve urban mobility and global online cab-hailing app Uber has hit the ground running on this count.
For a country that considers car ownership as a status symbol, it has been interesting to note that people are finally adapting to the idea of sharing rides.
The San Francisco-headquartered firm launched UberPOOL — a service that enables people going the same way at the same time to share their journey — in Bengaluru in September 2015. Thereafter, it was introduced in Delhi in December 2015, followed by Hyderabad, Kolkata, Mumbai and, more recently, in Chennai.
“The response we have got on UberPOOL has been (ReadMore)