Uber takes Delhi couples on Valentine’s Day chopper dates

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Feb 14, 2015 15:01 IST

Cab firm Uber launched a chopper service in Delhi on Saturday to give joy rides to love birds on the occasion of Valentine's Day.

Priced at Rs 5,000 per couple, the deal included a 20-minute chopper ride in the skies of the city and a pool side meal, according to the company.

"Enroute #UberCHOPPER with @sjonathan… Sooo excited @Uber_Delhi (sic)," Subhashree, a Twitter user, posted on Saturday morning.

The service was available between 9am and 10.30am and the bookings could be made using the Uber mobile application. Uber tied up with EuroCopter for the chopper service and Asian Haus restaurant for the meal.

"So your Uber Delhi Team decided to make it easy for you to put together an epic date and help you kick it up a notch this Valentine's. We've teamed up with EuroCopter and Asian Haus to create a truly special experience that'll get you the title of best valentine, ever," Uber said in an email to its customers on Friday.

Uber provided a door-to-door service, where an Uber Black cab provided pickup from home and would drop the couple at the location of the pickup at the end of the date.

The customer needed to have a balance of more than Rs 5,000 in their Paytm wallet linked with the account for booking the service.

The US-based taxi service had been in the news recently after it was barred from operating in the national capital after a 26-year-old executive was allegedly raped by a driver of the taxi hired by her using the firm's app on December 6 following which it was banned on December 8, 2014.

Last month, Uber applied for a licence under the recently introduced Modified Radio Taxi Scheme (2006) to operate app-based taxi booking service through its subsidiary Resource Expert India Pvt Ltd. The award of the licence is pending with the Delhi government. India is Uber's largest market outside the US.

With PTI inputs

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