An article published on Business Standard, India’s leading business publication, claims that the taxi and limousine services Uber and Aircel have become the top-ranked and most sought-after travel services in India.
The report lists Uber and its ride-hailing app, Aircel, at the top of the list.
Business Standard’s report claims that Aircel has the highest number of rides per hour in India, with its average trip time being three hours.
Its average cost per trip was Rs. 16,500 (in Indian rupees).
Aircel fares are cheaper than Uber and UberX in Delhi and Mumbai, the report claims.
The report was written by Akshay Shah, who is based at the Delhi-based Economic and Business Research Institute, a think tank that is a part of the Economic Survey Network (ESN).
Shah is also a partner at the Mumbai-based KPMG consultancy.
According to Shah, the number of taxis in India is increasing, as the taxi sector has seen a rapid expansion.
He adds that, in terms of the number, Airtel is the number one.
Uber and others are taking a more incremental approach, he says.
The biggest driver for Airtel, according to Shah is its proximity to major airports in Mumbai and Delhi.
Uber, he adds, is gaining traction in other cities, but it is still limited to Delhi.
“Airtel is a relatively new player in the market,” Shah says.
Uber and its Aircel rival have grown in India over the past two years, according the report.
According to the report, Aircell and Airtel have seen a 30% and 37% increase in rides per-hour in the past three months, respectively.
The total number of Uber and Aercel rides per minute in India has also increased.
Aircell and Aertel have more than 4,000 passengers and more than 5,000 drivers, according Uber’s website.
The company’s drivers and riders, however, say that Aircell has an unfair advantage over Uber in terms, size and price.
“Our drivers earn more than Aircell drivers in terms in terms per hour,” a spokesperson for Aircell told Business Standard.
“But Aircell is not a taxi company, we are not in the business of owning a taxi.
We are a service provider.””
Our drivers are getting the same or a higher wages and we have to compete with them,” says another Uber driver, adding that he earns more than the average Aircell driver.
The spokesperson added that AirCell drivers have an unfair bargaining power against Uber drivers.
“Uber and Aircell are both competitors and we are also competitors with them.
So the difference in wages between them is also unfair,” the spokesperson said.
Aircel is also competing with the Indian Airports Authority, a government agency.
“The Aircell Drivers Association has decided to protest against Aircell,” the association’s spokesperson said, adding, “The government will be watching closely.”
According to a report published by a leading airline, Air India, Air Cell has more than 10,000 licensed drivers in India who earn Rs. 8,000-10,000 per hour.
However, the spokesperson for the airline said, “Air Cell has about 1,200 drivers.
We have around 50 employees in the company.
The drivers earn Rs 10,500 per hour.”
The spokesperson says Aircell, which has just launched in Mumbai, is aiming to offer Uber and other ride-sharing services in the next few months.
“In a few months, we will have a list of Uber drivers, we plan to launch Uber and also other services,” he said.
Uber has been in India for over two years and has a fleet of about 50,000 vehicles in India and around 70,000 across the world.
The company has said it will invest Rs. 5,300 crore (around Rs. 17.8 billion) in India to build a network of over 300,000 cars by 2020.