Swiggy solidifies its presence in 500 cities across India

The foodtech unicorn further aims to expand its footprint to 600 cities by December 2019.
  • Vaishnavi Gupta News Editor

Swiggy is now present in 500 cities across India, matching rival Zomato's reach in the country. The foodtech unicorn further aims to expand to 600 cities by December 2019.

The food delivery platform has added 60,000 new restaurants in the past six months. In the last month alone, Swiggy has launched its services in 130 cities.

With the latest expansion, more than 350 million or one in four Indians can now access the food delivery platform in India.

Vivek Sunder, Chief Operating Officer of Swiggy, said, “With a presence in 500 cities and 75 universities, Swiggy already has the widest reach in the country. We will further expand this to 600 cities and 200 universities by December 2019.”

“Swiggy's vision is to elevate the quality of life of consumers by offering unparalleled convenience. As we work towards enabling this for a billion Indians, expanding to tier-3 and tier-4 cities is a critical step,” he added.

Swiggy has on-boarded 60,000 new restaurants in the last six months. In tier-3 and tier-4 cities specifically, the platform has on-boarded more than 15,000 restaurants in the last six months.

Sunder further stated, “Our growing fleet of over 2.1 lakh active delivery partners have more income opportunities due to the scale and offerings of Swiggy.”

Apart from expanding to smaller towns, Swiggy has also strengthened its service to over 75 universities like IIT Roorkee, NIT Kurukshetra, IIT Kharagpur, NIT Calicut, BITS Pilani, and Lovely Professional University (LPU) among others.

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