Uber today announced a pilot launch of UberBOAT service in Mumbai in partnership with Maharashtra Maritime Board. Using this service, the people of Mumbai can request a speedboat through the Uber App. The on-demand service will provide transportation from three of the city’s popular coastal routes namely Gateway of India, Elephanta Islands, and Mandwa Jetty via speedboats.
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Starting 1st February 2019 riders can access two variants of UberBOAT based on seating capacity – UberBOAT for 6-8 people and UberBOAT XL for 10 or above people. All UberBOAT rides will be equipped with best in class safety features including Lifejackets, Emergency contact details, Printed collaterals along with a manual that highlights safety instructions. The rides are available at ₹5,700 for UberBOAT and ₹9,500 for BOAT XL for all the active routes.
Commenting on the launch Mr. Sanjay Bhatia, Chairman, Bombay Port Trust, said, ”Our vision is to make Mumbai as the sea transport and tourism hub of the country in collaboration with Maharashtra Maritime Board. It is a pleasure to launch UberBOAT in Mumbai, a step to make the waterway commute more efficient and convenient. As we continue to reimagine the waterways of Mumbai through a host of ambitious projects and partnerships, we believe UberBOAT will play a pivotal role in improving connectivity and will work closely with Uber to make this pilot a success.”