khaskhabar.com : Saturday, January 06, 2024 11:42 AM
New Delhi. Ride-hailing major Uber is now testing its flexible pricing service in several tier 2 and 3 cities in India to expand its user base, allowing passengers to bid a specific fare for their rides.
Flexible pricing service caller Uber Flex was first tested in India in October last year.
According to TechCrunch, this service has now been expanded to cities like Aurangabad, Ajmer, Bareilly, Chandigarh, Coimbatore, Dehradun, Gwalior, Indore, Jodhpur and Surat.
“We are currently testing this feature in some Tier 2 and 3 markets in India,” an Uber spokesperson said in a statement.
Uber Flex is also being tested in Lebanon, Kenya and Latin America. Unlike Uber’s standard pricing model, Flex allows riders to bid their choice of fare from nine pricing points, with a default price chosen.
Riders can choose a fare that will be shared with nearby drivers, who can accept or reject the ride based on the fare offered.
Similarly, drivers have the option to quote their rates to users.
They can choose whichever driver’s offer catches their eye and then, the ride is confirmed.
InDrive, another ride-hailing app, currently allows riders to manually input a specific fare.
Last February, InDrive raised $150 million, saying it would use the funds to acquire and retain customers and support its continued growth.
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