Cab aggregator Uber has set up a new engineering facility in Hyderabad's Kondapur area. This is its second engineering facility in the country.
The kondapur facility is spread in 18000 sq feet. Hyderabad facility is the company's largest centre outside its headquarters in San Francisco, said Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries and Commerce, and Information Technology Departments of the Telangana government. The city also houses Uber's maps team and city operations team.
The company has over two million driver partners globally including 450,000 in India. The number in Hyderabad is 35,000 and they are doing a million rides every week. US Consul General in Hyderabad, Katherine Hadda, hailed the continued commitment from Uber, the world's most valuable startup in Telangana. "This is a reflection of strong US-India tech collaboration. The talent pool in India coupled with the government's initiatives to ensure ease of doing business in Hyderabad is attracting many US companies to set up operations here," she said. At Uber's CoE here, a team of 500 specialists provide support via multiple channels-email, phone and social media to ensure seamless experience before, during and after the ride. The company has engineering centres in San Francisco, Seattle, New York, Amsterdam, Sofia in Bulgaria, Aarhus in Denmark, Vilnius in Lithuania, Bengaluru and now in Hyderabad.