Uber launched 'Hourly Rentals' service in 17 cities, with a starting price of Rs189 for an hour/10-km package and riders will have the option to select from multiple hourly packages, up to a maximum of 12 hours.
Other than India, Uber has also launched this service in recent weeks in the US and Australia. In India, it had piloted this intra-city rental service in Chandigarh and then tested various versions in
the Delhi-National Capital Region (NCR).
Uber’s rival Ola had formally launched a self-drive car rental service ‘Ola Drive’ on its platform in October last year.
The San Francisco-headquartered company’s new on-demand service allows riders to retain a car with its driver for several hours, and make multiple stops on their journey, providing flexibility.