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Uber's Top Executives Met PM Modi, Pitches Air Taxi Service Benefits

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| September 8 , 2018 , 17:00 IST

Ridesharing company Uber’s top executives met Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday regarding air taxi service to offer it in India.

As per reports in media, on the sidelines of Global Mobility Summit 'MOVE' in New Delhi on Friday Eric Allison Head of Aviation Programs, Uber and Nikhil Goel, Head of Product, Aviation met PM Modi.

Allison and Goel both have discussed that how Uber’s air taxi in India can provide a multi-modal mobility platform and can contribute to Indian economy while helping in reducing pollution and congestion in the country.

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Allison was quoted by PTI as saying, “Uber is committed to partner the government in this mission to Move India forward. I am very excited to be in India and to be discussing the future of urban mobility with one of the most visionary leaders in the world today, PM Modi.”

Uber, with its initiative to provide air taxi, had named Dallas and Los Angeles in the US as the first two cities for its commercial launch of air taxi service by 2023 and has been looking for a third city to add.

In a bid to select a third city Uber had shortlisted five countries which are India, Japan, Australia, Brazil, and France, to select the first country to host sir taxi service outside the US.