San Francisco-based ride hailing platform Uber launched its food ordering and delivery service UberEats in India, starting off with making the service available in the city of Mumbai.
The move marks yet another commitment from company in India which is currently engaged in a bitter battle with Softbank-funded Ola for winning the country’s ride hailing market. Uber had kicked off its service in India in August 2013 by offering its service to riders in Bengaluru at first.
While Uber did not share too many details, the company said it would look to expand the service to six Indian cities, presumably the country’s largest metros, by the end of 2017. The launch of UberEats in Mumbai will take the number of cities the service is present in up to 78, spread across 26 countries.