Uber, after launching its four-wheeler taxi service in India in 2013 is now all set to expand its business further with the launch of UberMOTO (Its bike taxi service). With this addition, Banaglore will become the second Asian city after Bangkok which will have UberMOTO rolling on its roads.

Amit Jain, president Uber India, says "Uber has always been at the forefront of innovation across the world. We are very excited to pilot uberMOTO in Bangalore — pairing our on-demand technology platform with motorbikes, the predominant mode of transport in India. Enabling transportation at the push of a button, uberMOTO will offer another affordable mobility option that will help people save time and money while helping cut congestion in our cities over time".

Uber said the minimum fare on this platform will be Rs.15, with an additional fare of Rs. 3 per kilometre and Re. 1 per minute.  The bike rider will provide a helmet to the pillion rider.“Uber will start this service from Bengaluru,as the city suffers from the issue of traffic congestion” said the official.

Officials also stated that company sees a big opportunity in this segment. There are plenty of solo bike riders in the city who are really interested in getting themselves enrolled to offer their service, adds company. Uber will be launching its service on pilot basis.

According to estimates by the state transport department, Karnataka’s capital had 3.8 million two-wheelers, including motorbikes, scooters and mopeds, compared to 1.1 million cars as of March 2015. If company manages to pull this one off successfully, it will be a big sign of relief to daily commuters as they will get an easier way to dodge the city traffic while travelling to their workplace.

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