Uber announced that it had completed one billion trips in South Asia, owing to growing demand in countries like India, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. This comes after the ride-hailing company recently reached the milestone of 10 billion trips worldwide.
The billionth trip was taken in Bengaluru, which also happens to be the same city where Uber commenced its Indian operations, five years ago in 2013. Six more trips were started at the same time, of which one was in Hyderabad, two in Mumbai and three in New Delhi.
Pradeep Parameswaran, President of rides, Uber India, said in a statement, ” This is a very exciting and significant milestone not just for the India and South Asia region but for Uber as a whole. This one-billion mark is a testament to the impact that technologies like Uber can make towards redefining the future of urban mobility.”
The fact that Uber reached this milestone just one year after it had completed 500 million trips, demonstrates the exponential growth the app based ride hailing service enjoys in this region.