Cab aggregator Uber decides to shut down Mumbai office, in an attempt to cut corners
As one of the world’s worst-hit sectors, this move is seen as a means of saving up on aspects that may not hold a lot of precedence.
One of the world’s largest cab aggregators, Uber, which happens to be part of the sector, that has been hit by the everlasting effects of global lockdown, which although did not transpire in tandem throughout the globe, as a defensive action to curb the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. The decision to cease the functioning of its office in the city of Mumbai is seen by many as an act, not just in respect to the city, but a move that is a part of global restructuring in the operation of the company.
As a matter of fact, one must also understand, that, this will not affect the services in the city of Mumbai or its satellite towns of Thane and Navi Mumbai. The employees of the company have assured the security of their jobs, as they have been asked to perpetuate their stints working from home.
In a statement to the publication The Week, the Uber spokesperson said: “Uber continues to provide a high level of service to all its riders in Mumbai”.
Uber, offices continue in other cities to continue to be in their service. Uber has offices taking care of the city duties on Bengaluru, Gurugram and Hyderbad, apart form having offices multiple other small cities
This action, needless to say, has created ripples in the circuit, as apart from Mumbai being a significant component to the metro circuit in the country, it was in the month of may that as a part of a global downsizing program, that 600 jobs (including riders and support operations) in India were affected. Uber CEO Dara Khosrowshai is said to have written to the employees, informing them of the unfortunate decision to close 45 offices globally. The global count of this event is said to have reached a toll of nearly 6700 employees.
In a conference Khosrowsahi, Uber has planned to cut expenditures to roughly a $ 1 billion to sustain its functioning in the market marred by the COVID-19 pandemic. The struggle for the company and its counterpart in India, Ola is bound to continue, as, despite staggered initiation of the services in various parts of the country, most big cities, the metros have had the worst of the pandemic, which has coerced those cities to not get back to normal that existed before the 4 months.