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Uber Partners with ONDC

Uber signed an MoU with Open Network for Digital Commerce (ONDC) to explore an integration with the network to expand the range of mobility offerings on the Uber app. The agreement with ONDC, a private non-profit organization established by the Department for Promotion of Industry and Internal Trade of Government of India, stands to strengthen Uber’s mission of bringing safe, affordable and reliable rides to all Indians.

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Uber’s vision in India is to serve the mobility needs of all Indians. This is in line with ONDC’s objective of democratizing digital commerce. This MoU is the first step towards accelerating our ambition to make Uber a platform for every Indian’s everyday mobility needs.

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At an event in Bengaluru, Uber’s CEO Dara Khosrowshahi spoke with Infosys Chairman, Nandan Nilekani on the subject of ‘Building Population Scale Technology.’ Dara said companies and governments around the world can learn from India’s ambitious Digital Public Infrastructure. He added that as a technology company, Uber views open source tech stacks with a lot of interest and recognizes the opportunities they bring for everyone.

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T Koshy, MD & CEO of ONDC, Said, “As the Open Network is continuously evolving, MTT (Mobility, Transport and Travel) is certainly a critical sector for us. Different players together on the Network foster innovation and newer business models. Today’s MoU is a major step forward, and one we hope will enable a diverse range of mobility solutions to benefit every Indian.”

Over the past 10 years, Uber’s technological innovation has helped revolutionize mobility for millions. The app has reshaped India’s transportation landscape, offering safe, reliable and affordable rides to people across 125 cities across a range of different vehicle types.

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About Uber

Uber is committing to becoming a fully electric, zero-emission platform by 2040, with 100% of rides taking place in zero-emission vehicles, on public transit, or with micromobility. It’s responsibility as the largest mobility platform in the world to more aggressively tackle the challenge of climate change. It is offering riders more ways to ride green, helping drivers go electric, making transparency a priority and partnering with NGOs and the private sector to help expedite a clean and just energy transition.

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