"In 2016, we are going to start carpool service in Kolkata. This is keeping in view of the high pollution levels which are choking the various metros of the country by bringing down the number of cars on the roads," GM (east) of Uber India Systems Ashwin Dias said.
Passengers can take advantage of sharing rides in the same direction which would help them to reduce their individual fares by at least 30 per cent, Dias added.
For this, Uber would have to develop a Kolkata-specific app which would contain entire data relating to traffic congestion and traffic behaviour in the area where its GPS would operate. The other app-based aggregator Meru Cabs had already started carpooling services in the city.
Dias said that Kolkata has been one of the fastest growing markets for Uber internationally.

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