​Uber rolls out cash payment option in Delhi and Bengaluru
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To compete with local taxi-riding companies that accept rupee payment and reach new customers, Uber tested its global first cash as a payment option for rides in Hyderabad earlier this year. The latest to join bandwagon is Bengaluru and Delhi.

The US-based taxi-riding app introduced cash payments in India as cash is a dominant payment option for millions in the country. And for bringing this new payment mode, Uber drifted from its thesis of cashless business model around the world. This clearly showcases that how important India is to the taxi aggregator.

Uber riders can now choose to make payment via credit cards, debit cards, cash, PayTM mobile wallet, or Airtel Money wallet.

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The service, which was initially started in Hyderabad, now covers Ahmadabad, Chandigarh, Jaipur, Kochi, Bhubaneswar, Chennai, Coimbatore, Guwahati, Hyderabad, Indore, Kolkata, Mysore, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Surat, Thiruvananthapuram, Vadodara and Visakhapatnam.

But even now, Mumbai is still missing from the list, but Uber has promised that the service will soon be rolled out in this city as well.

Recently, Uber announced that it will invest approximately Rs 6,400 crore in its Indian operations by next year.
(Image: The Economic Times)