Uber and Amazon Pay announced a partnership for installing plastic screens in 40,000 Uber Autos for enhancing the safety of riders and drivers across 7 Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Jaipur. As a part of the expansion of this partnership, riders on Uber’s platform who now pay through Amazon Pay will be eligible for a cashback up to 50% for every ride.
This partnership will further boost the growth of Uber Auto in seven critical markets as rides become more affordable and commuters can e-hail an Auto from the safety and comfort of their homes.
Speaking on the partnership, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia, said, “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Amazon Pay to offer reliable, safer, and affordable transportation on our platform. We continue to take all possible precautions including setting up safety screens and enabling digital payment options on our app to ensure both riders and drivers feel safer during the new normal. We believe that this association further strengthens our commitment to safety and encourages people to move around the city hassle-free.”
Mahendra Nerurkar, CEO, Amazon Pay said, “Driven by customers’ need for hygienic, socially distant and secure payments transactions for everyday needs, we have witnessed multifold growth in adoption of contactless payments last year. It has enabled us to innovate, simplify and strengthen our partnerships to offer our customers what they want and value. As more Indians resume their daily commute, we remain committed to make their experience safer, convenient and rewarding.”