Global taxi-hailing platform Uber has announced it has launched an ondemand cab service called UberHIRE that allows customers to hire a taxi for the day, to cover several destinations, and is targetting senior citizens, business travellers and tourists. Currently, UberHIRE works only on cash payments.After a pilot run in Kochi, UberHIRE will go live in New Delhi, Bangalore, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Vizag and Nagpur, with more cities slated for launch in the weeks to come, it added. Following a successful pilot in Kochi, the service is being rolled out on Monday in eight more cities: New Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai, Pune, Ahmedabad, Vizag and Nagpur. It will be expanded to other cities later. The service will let riders make multiple stops, like a local taxi service, in a time-based model within the city. Our technology makes it possible for us to create specialised solutions that can help users have access to reliable transportation at affordable prices. UberHIRE is one such product that addresses the unique commuting needs of riders in India, especially that of tourists, business travellers, senior citizens, and working professionals by letting them book an Uber and use it for up to 12 hours,” said Apurva Dalal, head of engineering at Uber India. The minimum fare would be Rs 449-649 depending on the city for two hours and up to 30 kilometers. Post this, riders will be charged at Rs 2 per minute and Rs 12 per kilometre, with no dynamic or surge pricing. A rider will be able to see the UberHIRE option in the Uber app. The final payment will be made in cash for nowwith an e-receipt.