Cab aggregator services Uber on Tuesday included three more cities - Kolkata, Bengaluru and Delhi NCR - under its cash payment model of operation. Uber, which operates on a cashless model in several parts of the world, had started announcing cash payments mode during the beginning of the month.
The new mode of payment will allow users to pay the cab fare in cash. "With cash as another payment option, riders have more choice in terms of payment, in order to help them move easier from point A to point B," said Uber Bengaluru general manager Bhavik Rathod.
Users need to simply choose the cash payment option, take a ride and pay the driver directly in cash at the end of the trip."If riders do not see the cash option right away, don't worry, we will be rolling this out gradually, over the next few weeks," the company said in a release.
With the inclusion of the three cities, users can now pay in cash in 21 cities. the one where the option was present are Ahmedabad, Bhubaneswar, Chandigarh, Chennai, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Jaipur, Kochi, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara, and Visakhapatnam.
"We are deeply committed to keep cities moving and we're working tirelessly with our driver partners to ensure that there are enough Ubers available at the push of a button and no commuter is stranded," said Uber Delhi general manager Gagan Bhatia. According to the company, cash rollout in Mumbai will follow soon thus making cash available in all Uber-served cities across India.