Bengaluru, Kolkata drive growth of Uber, Ola shared rides in India

Uber has its ‘UberPool’ service, while Ola offers ‘Ola Share’ for shared rides.

Neighbourhood Technology Desk: Cities like Bengaluru and Kolkata have seen strong growth in commuters opting for shared rides on cab aggregation platforms like Ola and Uber, helping make significant savings on fuel costs and curbing pollution.According to Ola, its ‘Share’ service has clocked 2x growth in the past one year with Bengaluru and Kolkata emerging as the top two cities in terms of adoption, followed by Chennai and Mumbai.

The company, which launched ‘Ola Share’ in October 2015 that is now operating in 36 cities, added the growth in adoption to improved awareness and customer experience. Uber, too, saw similar trends. As per the Green Index released by the American firm, Bengaluru registered the highest number of ‘POOL’ trips taken, followed by Delhi and Kolkata.

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