Uber helped drivers earn Rs 1,700 cr in 2021

Uber generated Rs 44,600 crore worth value for India’s economy in 2021, helping drivers earn an additional Rs 1,700 crore in higher income, the ride-hailing platform revealed on Wednesday.Rides with Uber produced 1.5 lakh crore trillion in consumer surplus for the Indian riders in 2021 — equivalent to 0.8 per cent of the GDP.”During a challenging time in India in 2021 which was marked by a brutal second Covid wave, Uber unlocked an estimated Rs 44,600 crore in economic value for the Indian economy,” said Prabhjeet Singh, President, Uber India and South Asia.As per estimates, Uber saves riders over 16.8 crore hours a year, according to the company’s a2021 India Economic Impact Report’, compiled by Public First