Business Standard

'Flying cars' to be reality soon? Uber mulls aerial taxi service in India

Uber hopes to start operating demonstrator flights starting in 2020


Photo: Reuters

Press Trust of India
Running late for a crucial meeting in Gurugram? Imagine hailing an air taxi to fly you from your office in, say, Central Delhi to the meeting location in under 10 minutes.

If that sounds like a scene straight out of a sci-fi flick, think again. Uber intends to achieve this feat with 'Uber Elevate', one of its most ambitious projects yet. And the SoftBank-backed company is considering India along with countries like Japan and France to be a part of its futuristic dream.

Uber had named Dallas and Los Angeles as its first two launch cities in the US for the launch

Don't miss the most important news and views of the day. Get them on our Telegram channel

First Published: Aug 30 2018 | 9:59 PM IST

Explore News

To read the full story, subscribe to BS Premium now, at just Rs 249/ month.

Key stories on are available only to BS Premium subscribers.

Register to