After launching its cheaper UberX service in Delhi, Bangalore and Hyderabad, Uber has now expanded its UberX service in India to Chennai, Mumbai and Pune.
The base fare of the UberX service starts from Rs. 50 in Chennai and Mumbai, and Rs. 30 in Pune. UberX would cost Chennai, Mumbai and Pune customers Rs. 14, Rs. 15 and Rs. 12 per kilometre. Pune appears to be the cheapest out of the three cities, with a Rs. 42 minimum fare, followed by Chennai (Rs. 64) and Mumbai (Rs. 65).
The Chennai, Mumbai and Pune UberX users can also use a promo code mentioned on the company's respective city blog posts to get Rs. 500, Rs. 400 and Rs. 300 off on their first ride. The service can also be accessed via the Uber app. Users of the Uber app will see an option UberX at the bottom of the app's screen, which they have to slide to from UberBlack (the regular priced version).
The company launched its Uber services simultaneously in four new Indian cities last month - Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur and Kolkata. The US-based startup launched its India operations in August last year, starting with Bangalore.
In July Uber also re-launched its Windows Phone app for consumers. Last year, the official Uber app for Windows Phone was pulled from the Windows Phone Store when users realised that the app offered access to Uber via its mobile site.
Notably, Uber is yet to react to Reserve Bank of India's circular mandating two-step verification of all credit card transactions in the country.