UberBOAT speedboat service launched in Mumbai


Uber and the Maharashtra Maritime Board have launched a speedboat service in Mumbai called UberBOAT. The service will commence from February 1, 2019.

UberBOAT will cover existing ferry routes around Mumbai and will offer speedboats on the Gateway of India, Elephanta Islands and Mandwa Jetty routes.

Bookings for UberBOAT can be done via the Uber app. The fare for UberBOAT (6-8 seater speedboat) is Rs. 5,700 and for UberBOAT XL (10+ seater speedboat) is Rs. 9,500 for all active routes. Each boat will be equipped with life jackets, emergency contact details, printed collaterals and safety instruction manuals.

The new service is expected to benefit boat operators, who will gain access to Uber's rider base and increase their earning potential.

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