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Uber to add carpooling services to 3 more cities

New Delhi: Taxi car aggregator Uber has moved a step ahead by expanding its carpooling services to three more cities of India, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Kolkata, starting June 5. The service, which was launched in India about six months back, is currently available in Delhi and Bengaluru.

This service “uberPOOL enables people going the same way at the same time to share their journey — bringing carpooling at the tap of a button. More people in fewer cars means cheaper rides for passengers and less congestion over time. Apart from reducing congestion and pollution in our cities over time, uberPOOL also means results in riders having to pay less and drivers spending less idle time between rides. It is a simple yet powerful example of how we can use technology to transform our cities,” said Uber India President Amit Jain.

The company said an estimated 798 metric tonnes of CO2 emissions cut have been achieved with users using uberPOOL.