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India among 5 shortlisted countries for Uber's flying taxi service

Fasten your seatbelt to board a flying cab soon as Uber on Thursday selected India as one of the first five shortlisted finalist countries that could be home to the first international Uber Air City within the next five years.
After evaluating countries across the globe, Uber Elevate — the ride-hailing platform’s aerial taxi arm — announced Japan, India, Australia, Brazil and France as shortlisted countries at the first “Uber Elevate Asia Pacific Expo” in Tokyo.
Uber on Thursday launched its urban transport concept called Uber Air in Tokyo. These flying taxi service demonstrations will be launched in several cities in 2020 and a paid flying taxi operation by 2023.
Last year, the company named Dallas and Los Angeles as its first two launch cities.
While the company is not planning to get in to the business of manufacturing, Uber has partnered with aircraft manufacturers like Embraer, Bell, Boeing to turn this concept into a reality.
With inputs from IANS.