Uber is gearing up to launch its UberBOAT service in Mumbai. The service, which was expected to start from February 1, has now been delayed owing to operational issues.
Uber India tweeted:
The UberBOAT services will available from three coastal routes in Mumbai — Gateway of India, Elephanta Islands and Mandwa Jetty. Passengers can choose from two variants based on seating capacity. This includes 6-8-seater for UberBOAT and 10+ seater for UberBOAT XL priced at INR 5,700 and INR 9,500 respectively.
UberBOATs will be equipped with lifejackets, emergency contact details, printed collaterals along with a manual highlighting safety instruction.
Prabhjeet Singh, Head of Cities, Uber India and South Asia said, “We are excited to launch UberBOAT in Mumbai, in partnership with Maharashtra Maritime Board. As pioneers in the organized on-demand transport system, Uber’s vision is to create a multi-modal platform to better serve riders and the cities we operate in.
“With UberBOAT, we will tap the vast potential of the city’s waterways transport system. We aim to provide efficient and easily accessible services to riders who are looking at navigating through these specific routes. With this service, boat operators will be able to gain access to Uber’s highly engaged rider base and enhance their earning opportunity.”