Uber rolls out package delivery service in select cities

Uber rolls out package delivery service in select cities
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12 May, 2020

San Francisco headquartered ride hailing startup Uber Technologies has launched a new package delivery service in four cities in India -- Kolkata, Guwahati, Jaipur, and Gurugram.

Dubbed Uber Connect, the service will help people send and receive packages to their friends and family, according to the statement.

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Users can monitor the trip’s progress prior to pick up, en route, and at the drop-off via the Uber app.

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The company said that the packages must be transportable on a two-wheeled vehicle, and should weigh under five kilograms. It has also released a list of prohibited items, which include drugs and alcohol.

Earlier this month, Uber India resumed services in 21 green and orange zone cities, as the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) announced considerable relaxations to lockdown restrictions.

The company has also partnered with local authorities to launch Uber Essential in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Nashik, Hyderabad and Gurugram to provide emergency travel services in the cities.