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Let’s be honest for a second; life today has become quite fast-paced, and it’s become so easy for things to simply slip away from your mind. Are you among those people who have a bad habit of forgetting things while travelling in cabs? Then you might find this interesting.

Uber released the 2024 edition of its Lost and Found Index, a snapshot of the most frequently forgotten items, the most forgetful cities, as well as the days of the week and times of the year when Uber passengers tend to be most forgetful.

Delhi bagged the title of the most forgetful city in the country for the second year in the running, even as Mumbai retained its second spot. Bangalore reclaimed its third place from Hyderabad, which slipped to fourth. Pune rounded up the top five most forgetful cities in the country. Backed by insights and data, Uber’s Lost and Found Index aims to educate passengers in a fun yet informative manner about in-app options available to them at the tap of a button, in case they lose or forget something in their Uber during their trip.

Over the last year, objects including phones, bags, wallets and clothing top the list of items left in Ubers across India, followed by utility items such water bottles, keys, and accessories such as spectacles and jewellery. Indians also forgot unique things such as a Ukulele instrument, a coin collection, prasad and hair trimmer.

So, if you’ve forgotten something in an Uber, how do you retrieve it? You can tap on the ‘Menu’ icon, then select ‘Your Trips’ and select the trip where you left something. You can then select the option of reporting an issue with the trip and choose ‘I lost an item’. You can then tap ‘Contact my driver about a lost item’, enter your contact details accordingly, If your driver picks up and confirms that your item has been found, coordinate a mutually convenient time and place to meet for its return to you. However, if you are unable to connect with the driver, use ‘in-app support’ to report the loss, and Uber Support Team will step in to help you.