Taxi aggregator Uber has temporarily shut down its Uber Auto service, which was started in April in New Delhi this year.
Launched as a cash-only service based on government approved metered fare, UberAuto’s service wasn’t extended beyond the Indian capital and was quietly removed from the app.
According to the latest figures quoted by Ola Cabs, it has around 65-70,000 autos on its platform across Indian six cities – Delhi, Chennai, Bengaluru, Ahmedabad, Hyderabad, and Pune, over 16,000 auto rickshaws in Delhi. Ola also integrates with Kaali-Peeli cabs in Mumbai and Kolkata.
Ola, Didi, Lyft, and GrabTaxi announced that they are forming a global ridesharing partnership to take on Uber last week, as an extension to the strategic partnership between Lyft and Didi Kuaidi, formed earlier in September.