Uber India starts delivering groceries amid coronavirus crisis

Uber has tied up with multiple retail chains to deliver groceries to people stuck at home during India’s ongoing 21-day lockdown.

The ride-hailing company announced a partnership today with Walmart-owned ecommerce giant Flipkart in the country to deliver essential goods to customers in Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru. Last week, Uber unveiled several such deals with retails chains and grocery delivery startups such as BigBasket and Spencer’s Retail. 

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Last month, India’s largest cab-hailing platforms, Uber and Ola, both halted their services in several cities after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced a 21-day lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus. While the lockdown allowed delivery of essential items such as food, medicine, and grocery, cab services were halted.

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