Uber Technologies Inc. launched its ride hailing app in Pakistan on Thursday, as a part of the company’s $250 million investment drive that also includes expanding into Middle East and North Africa. Uber’s launch comes shortly after rival service Easy Taxi, backed by German firm Rocket Internet, pulled out of Pakistan amid a broad exit from Asia, where competition from local ride start ups including Singapore based Grab Taxi and China’s Didi Kuaidi is strong.It launched its low-cost uberGo service across Lahore at Rs13.7 per kilometer.The cost is added to a base fare of Rs100. The safety of both passengers and drivers will also be a major challenge where high crime rates and an intractable militant insurgency are prevalent. Abdellatif said all Uber drivers would go through rigorous screening, as well as undergo mandatory training aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment. Uber will be launched in Karachi and Islamabad during next few months. Uber said that its launching the service in Pakistan with a cash as well as the usual electronic payment option – one of the first Uber cities globally to do so.
Careem, the taxi booking mobile application launched in the UAE,Founded in Dubai in 2012, Careem currently operates in 25 cities, from Morocco to Pakistan, has secured US$ 10 million investment in a second round of funding led by Al Tayyar Travel Group and existing investor STC Ventures.The cab service has made way to Pakistan .Careem, has signed an important agreement with the Pathfinder Group, Pakistan’s largest private security group, to conduct detailed background checks on the company’s ‘Captains’ (drivers).Coming back to the App ,You Choose the car type that best suits your needs then select from the class required First, Business, or Economy class cars and they will automatically locate your address using GPS.You’ll be able to message or call your Captain, or just sit back and follow them on the map. They’ll be at the location you requested in just a few minutes. We’ll send you an SMS to let you know they’ve arrived.Select your payment method by choosing to pay cash or with a credit card when setting up your account. You won’t have to wait for the Captain to process your credit card. We’ll just put the charge on your file.
Just recently Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif and Istanbul Mayor Kadir Topbas inaugurated A-Taxi cab service in Pakistan ,Lahore on Tuesday. Albayrak Group has launched the service with a fleet of 100 cabs.Similarly to Careem a smart phone application developed for the cab service could be used to book rides.To take up the challange the E Rikshaw is making way to the streets of pakistan .Zar Motors, an environmentally-responsible company that provides Electric Rickshaws and Loader Vehicles with non-combustible engine in Pakistan.All the positives are a graet jesture they are committed to bringing Pakistan’s public transport system at par with international standards.
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