Phones, Bananas, Live Fish: What Indians Forget In Uber Rides
The Uber Technologies Inc. application is used for navigation on a smartphone during an Uber ride in Washington, D.C., U.S. (Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg)

Phones, Bananas, Live Fish: What Indians Forget In Uber Rides


Indians left behind a variety of items in the Uber cabs last year, from mobile phones to a bunch of bananas, and even live fish, according to Uber’s Lost & Found Index.

The third edition of the index rated Bengaluru as the ‘most forgetful city’ in India for third time in a row. Delhi and Mumbai ranked second and third, respectively.

“Over the last year, we’ve seen objects, including phones, cameras and bags, top the list of items left in Ubers across India, followed by utility items like wallets, keys, clothing, and umbrellas rounding off the top-10,” Uber said in a statement.

Besides these usual items, users also forgot things like knee pads, gold chains, baby prams, ukuleles, milk sachets and even live fish. Weekends are when more riders reported lost items, according to the index.

Interestingly, September seemed to be the most forgetful month with high reportage of lost items on Sept. 1, 2 and 8.

Users can report their lost item on the Uber app by selecting ‘Report an issue with this trip’ in the menu option and then choosing ‘I lost an item’.

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