Now use 'uberKUTCHERY' in Chennai to get to your favourite sabhas
It's Margazhi season in Chennai, which means scores of rasikas are thronging to their favourite sabhas in search of their favourite performances. Rush hour in the city can be quite the party pooper when it comes to this. Uber's newly launched 'uberKUTCHERY' cannot come at a perfect time. It's of no surprise the city was included as one among the Creative Cities Network by UNESCO for its creativity and contribution to music.
Riders can now arrive at the Sabha hassle-free, without having to worry about parking. Dedicated booking kiosks have been set up for riders and rasikas can now ride to Vani Mahal, Brahma Gana Sabha, Parthasarathy Sabha, Hamsadhwani Youth Hostel, Nada Sudha, Narada Gana Sabha and Mylapore Fine Arts.
Arjun Srinivasan General Manager, Uber – Chennai said, “It has been a great journey so far redefining urban mobility in Chennai for the last three years. As another year comes to an end, we are excited to celebrate this Margazhi season by doing what we do best - celebrating cities. Riders can now sabha-hop with ease and not worry about parking or haggle for a ride back home.”
Till the first week of January, Uber representatives at these kiosks will ensure riders can get get a reliable and affordable ride to the next Sabha or back home, without having to worry about access to a smartphone or internet connectivity. Riders can also avail discounts on their Uber rides at these kiosks. In addition to this, Uber will also launch Sabha-Hop and Ride-to-Concert on-demand.
Introducing cash payments on Uber Eats in Chennai
Chennaites have shown a fabulous response to the ease and convenience of food delivery at the the push of a button with the Uber Eats app. To add to the convenience of food ordering in the city, Uber Eats today announced the introduction of ‘Cash’ as an additional payment option for all orders on the platform in Chennai and Chandigarh. The new payment option will be rolled out to all users over the coming weeks.
The new payment feature comes to Chennai after a successful pilot in Mumbai. The addition of cash as the payment option will also enable restaurants partners to tap into a wider customer base through the app.
“Uber is known for its technology and customer centric innovations. With the launch of cash as an additional payment option, consumers will enjoy more flexibility and our restaurant partners will be able to reach out to more consumers. We are excited to expand this global feature to two more Indian cities and believe that this will enable every food lover to experience the magic of 'food and technology' through the Uber Eats app," said Bhavik Rathod, Head, Uber Eats India.
In Chennai, the service has expanded to multiple neighbourhoods since launch, Annanagar and Velachery being the latest ones.