Uber, Amazon Pay partner to install safety screens in 40,000 Uber Autos across 7 cities including Chennai

  • Partnership to help provide safer rides across Mumbai, Bengaluru, Delhi, Hyderabad, Pune and Jaipur
  • Riders eligible for a cashback of up to 50% per ride for paying through Amazon Pay

Uber and Amazon Pay today announced a partnership for installing plastic screens in 40,000 Uber Autos for enhancing the safety of riders and drivers across 7 Indian cities: Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Jaipur. 

In October 2020, in a global first, Amazon Pay and Uber had announced an association  allowing Uber riders to make contactless, cashless payments using Amazon Pay. 

As a part of the expansion of this partnership, riders on Uber’s platform who now pay through Amazon Pay will be eligible for a cashback up to 50% for every ride. 

This partnership will further boost the growth of Uber Auto in seven critical markets as rides become more affordable and commuters can e-hail an Auto from the safety and comfort of their homes. 

Speaking on the partnership, Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia, said, “We are delighted to expand our partnership with Amazon Pay to offer reliable, safer, and affordable transportation on our platform. We continue to take all possible precautions including setting up safety screens and enabling digital payment options on our app to ensure both riders and drivers feel safer during the new normal. We believe that this association further strengthens our commitment to safety and encourages people to move around the city hassle-free.” 

Mahendra Nerurkar, CEO, Amazon Pay said, “Driven by customers’ need for hygienic, socially distant and secure payments transactions for everyday needs, we have witnessed multifold growth in adoption of contactless payments last year. It has enabled us to innovate, simplify and strengthen our partnerships to offer our customers what they want and value. As more Indians resume their daily commute, we remain committed to make their experience safer, convenient and rewarding.”

Amazon Pay is a trusted way to make digital payments and helps customers reduce dependence on cash and transact conveniently. Customers can transact from a variety of use cases like electricity, water and gas bill payments, DTH and mobile recharge among others.