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Uber launches carpooling in Kolkata

After launching carpooling services in Bengaluru and Delhi, Uber plans to launch similar services in Kolkata. According to a spokesman of the American taxi-hailing aggregator, the aim of launching such services is to reduce pollution in Indian cities.

Motorists can offer to share rides to people heading in the same direction and also save on costs. The company plans to develop an app featuring traffic conditions in different localities of Kolkata.

The eastern Indian metro has emerged as one of the fastest growing markets for Uber.

The company launched its uberPOOL services for the first time in September 2014 in San Francisco. It has since expanded the services to Paris, New York, Los Angeles and other international cities. Last September, it introduced uberPOOL in Bengaluru.