DriveU, an on-demand driver aggregator for private car owners, has acquired Gurgaon-based CallAtHome for an undisclosed amount. With this acquisition, DriveU will now have over 500 partner-drivers across India. DriveU’s on-demand driver services for private cars for travel both within the city limits and outstation travel are available in Bengaluru, Chennai, Mumbai and New Delhi. Through this acquisition, DriveU extends its service to Gurgaon.
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