India, April 27, 2023: Uber today announced the expansion of Reserve across six more cities in India, providing riders across the option to pre-book their rides – 30 minutes to 90 days ahead of their travel. Uber Reserve will now be available for cash payments offering riders access to reliable, pre-booked rides. The service is now live across 13 cities in India – Mumbai, Bangalore, Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Chennai, Pune, Hyderabad, Kochi, Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Jaipur, Lucknow and Guwahati.
The expansion of the Reserve service signals Uber’s commitment to India by bringing its latest global offerings best suited to market needs. With the Reserve option in addition to on-demand trips, drivers can select from offers that are best suited for their time on the road. Uber Reserve provides the drivers an added option of accepting trips up to 7 days ahead – helping them lock in their earnings and driving schedule in advance.
Reserve now appears as a new option in the latest version of the Uber app and is available on Uber Premier, Uber Intercity, Uber Rentals and Uber XL. The new product is developed keeping in mind pre-planned travel needs, including work trips, airport drops, visits to the doctor, and other scheduled appointments. The planned ride options will be available at various attractive price points across product categories.
Commenting on the launch, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India & South Asia said, “We are excited to expand Uber Reserve to more cities in India. With Reserve, riders can pre-book their rides ensuring peace of mind, certainty and added control over their trip. Reserve also opens up even more options for drivers to choose from between on-demand and pre-booked trips. At Uber, we are always reimagining mobility in a way that it works for riders, drivers and cities and with Reserve we are unlocking even more certainty when you use our services.”
With comprehensive safety measures in place, convenient pick-ups, affordable prices and digital payment options at a touch of a button, Uber hopes to offer a seamless product experience in the new category that riders and drivers enjoy on its other popular products.
How to book an Uber Reserve trip:
● Tap the Reserve icon in the updated Uber app. Schedule from up to 90 days or at least 30 minutes in advance
● Review the booking details in the app, including the assigned driver as the time of travel approaches. Cancel free of charge up to 1 hour in advance
● Wait for the driver-partner, within the waiting time included in the reservation
● Enjoy the ride
● Pre-plan your next trip through Uber Reserve and remain stress free!