HYDERABAD: No matter how much the technology changes the way we think and work, sometimes it is always nice to relish some classics from the past.
On the Republic Day, Hyderabadis were treated to a wonderful display of vintage cars and motorcycles at Lumbini Park.
The initiative, UberVINTAGE, had vintage cars rolled out on the streets of the city with 15 lucky Uber riders in them.
Uber partnered with CII-Yi and Deccan Heritage Automobile Association (DHAA) to promote their initiative, HNOP (Horn Not Ok Please), to bring back the old school charm and help riders ride like a boss with vintage cars on demand.
Speaking about the initiative, Siddharth Shanker, general manager of Uber Hyderabad, said, “At Uber, we are passionate about cars and technology.
On the occasion of the Republic Day, we wanted to offer our riders in Hyderabad an unprecedented and once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to ride a vintage car.
At the tap of a button, UberVINTAGE took them back to the serene and green Hyderabad of the 1940s.
“We wish to make Hyderabad one of the most environment-friendly cities in the country.
Moving a step towards it, we have started HNOP initiative and, by being part of a show like this, we are trying to popularise HNOP and sensitise people about the ill effects of honking,” Ankit Agarwal, chair, HNOP Hyderabad, said.
Expressing sheer joy and excitement, Lalita, one of the lucky 15 winners, said, “This is absolutely unbelievable for a car enthusiast like me to ride a WILLYS JEEP of 1948. I can’t thank the organisers enough for offering me such an amazing opportunity.”