Uber today released its annual year-end report – “2021 in Rear View: A Look Back by Uber” giving a glimpse into how Indians Uber-ed their way through the outgoing year. Backed by insights and data, it highlights how Uber supported the communities it serves by helping make India ‘Safer for Each Other’ during the pandemic. It also demonstrates the shift in riders’ behavior after cities began to open up and the renewed demand for mobility needs tailored to the new normal.
Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India, and South Asia, said, “During the pandemic, Uber has continually adapted to changing realities to meet the evolving needs of our riders and cities. From helping move what matters in the first few months of the pandemic by transporting healthcare workers and facilitating essential trips for citizens, we moved to support India’s vital vaccination drive this year. Uber helped vaccinate riders and drivers by offering free rides and cash incentives. Today, we are encouraged by the growing demand and rapid recovery across products, especially led by Auto, Moto, Rentals, and Intercity, and we are raring to go as we head into the new year.”
By the numbers
Uber supported India in its fight against COVID by encouraging rider and driver-partner vaccinations and providing safe, reliable, and affordable rides.
● Nearly 600,000 free rides: Several riders benefited from Uber’s free rides worth INR 10 crore to help people travel to and from vaccination centers.
● More than 300,000 drivers received at least one vaccine shot: Drivers drove with confidence after getting vaccinated and benefiting from Uber’s initiative to compensate drivers for time spent in getting the shots.