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Uber-backed ambulance-hailing app Ambee set for commercial rollout

The firm aims to bring online 50% of ambulances across 60 Indian cities over 5 years

Representative image (Photo: PTI)
Representative image (Photo: PTI)

In a city where the emergency medical service (108) is available free of cost, two MNC employees have decided to start Ambee, a commercial ambulance-hailing service. The Hyderabad-based start-up is aiming to bring online half the ambulances across 60 Indian cities over the next five years. Uber co-founder and CEO Travis Kalanick had recently committed to investing $50,000 in Ambee, after the latter won in UberPitch, a country-wide competition held on December 22, 2016, along with two other start-ups. In March 2016, Jaimon Jose had left his job as site lead at ...