KASA KAI PUNE! YOUR SECRET UBERS ARE ARRIVING NOW!
Pune – Student city, pensioner’s town, home of the renowned Osho Ashram, arguably India’s second real IT hub, automobile central and everything that’s Maharashtra encapsulated into one buzzing city – just got a safe, reliable, and stylish transportation solution! On a quiet Thursday morning, thousands of Punekars woke up to the news of secret Ubers roaming the streets of the cultural capital of Maharashtra.
It wasn’t long before the word got out. From the bustling streets of Koregaon Park to the corporate parks at Hadapsar, Punekars went all out to grab their first Uber! The music community took the ‘lead’ with Vishal Dadlani, Bollywood music director and Pentagram vocalist, grabbing that coveted Rider Zero spot. He fired up his app to get an Uber to his studio and within minutes a slick beemer showed up. We only got a few seconds with him and the car, before they zoomed off. Close on Vishal’s heels were Indian Ocean, India’s first fusion rock band, who did not miss a chance to grab the gleaming white Audi that was cruising around the neighbourhood.
Be it the tourists at Koregaon Park street, the property investors in Bavdhan, the IT professionals at Hinjewadi or the shopaholics at Camp, Punekars from all walks of life will find a way to incorporate Uber into their daily commutes. When getting around town becomes easy, cities become much more enjoyable to live in. Uber is going to do just that. Wait and watch, Pune!
During our testing phase we will have limited cars available; expect longer ETAs than usual. We are working hard to add cars and deliver the ‘Uber’ experience in Pune. Give us a try if you haven’t yet! New users, use the promo code ‘UberPuneLaunch’ and get 2 free rides up to Rs. 300 each! (New users only, valid up to 30th June, 2014)
We have developed a new pilot program – Xchange Leasing – which is a leasing option administered by an Uber subsidiary and designed to fit with the flexibility that drivers value most. The Xchange lease is one of a kind, and offers value that traditional auto leases do not provide. Unlike most multi-year leases that have high fees for early termination, drivers who participate in Xchange for at least 30 days will be able to return the car with only two weeks notice, and limited additional costs. The program allows for unlimited mileage and the option to lease a used car, with routine maintenance also included.
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