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Uber to start bus shuttle services in Delhi

20 May 2024

It received the license under the Delhi government’s Premium Bus Scheme, an app-based bus aggregator scheme launched in November 2022 to encourage the upper middle class to choose public transport.

Uber became the first aggregator to receive a license from the Delhi transport authority under the Premium Bus Scheme. The company can run shuttle bus services in the national capital region. The app allows users to book seats in the bus up to seven days in advance and track live location, bus route, and expected arrival time.

The company ran a pilot programme for Uber Shuttle last year in Delhi-NCR and has been operating in Kolkata since 2023 under an MoU with the West Bengal government.

Uber Shuttle will connect Delhi’s commercial and residential areas. Operated by local fleet associates, these buses will seat 19-50 people. India is the second country after Egypt, where Uber launched the bus shuttle service.

The Premium Bus Scheme allows private operators to operate AC luxury buses with seating for at least nine people. The buses offer WiFi, CCTV, GPS, panic buttons, and reclining seats. 

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