In its annual report released on Monday, ride-hailing platform Uber stated that Indians spent 11 billion minutes in its cabs in 2022.
While most Uber trips were booked between 5 and 6 p.m., Saturday was the most popular day of the week for booking, according to the company.
“The year 2022 saw Indians start travelling big again, and cities swinging back open for business after the pandemic. Uber trips during the year covered as many as 4.5 billion kilometres, which is the distance from Earth all the way to Neptune, the last planet in the solar system since Pluto got kicked out of the team,” said the company.
Furthermore, the company stated that Uber Go was the most popular product in terms of number of trips, with Uber Auto a close second.
In 2022, the cities with the most Uber trips were Delhi-NCR, Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai, and Kolkata.
Mumbai to Pune, Mumbai to Nashik, Delhi to Agra, Jaipur to Chandigarh, and Lucknow to Kanpur were the top five cities with intercity routes in 2022.
Uber expanded into several new cities during the year, becoming the first ridesharing company to have a presence in all seven Northeast sister states. Uber is now present in 123 Indian cities.