Uber launches its service in yet another city

Published: May 4, 2017
The ride-hailing service is now coming to Pakistan. PHOTO: UBER

The ride-hailing service is now coming to Pakistan. PHOTO: UBER

Ride-hailing service Uber is expanding its operations in Pakistan and will now be offering its service in Hyderabad. The move would make it the second city in the province of Sindh to get Uber, and the fifth city in Pakistan.

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Speaking about the launch, Uber Pakistan General Manager Safee Shah said, “We are proud to launch in Hyderabad which we feel is a market with great potential.  We have set the standard for connecting people to world-class transport at the touch of a button and moving millions around the world every day. This launch is very exciting for us, and is aligned with our expansion plans in the country and goal to continue to provide people with safe, reliable and affordable transportation.”

Uber’s Rider Zero in Hyderabad Juggun Kazim. PHOTO: UBER

“By offering a friendly and reliable complement to existing transport options, we can help improve urban mobility in Pakistan while creating new, fruitful opportunities for driver-partners. Ultimately, we hope to reduce the strain on the city’s roads, and minimise the environmental impact of traffic congestion that is part of a growing economy,” he added.

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The move reflects Uber’s aim expand its operation in the region. The ride-hailing behemoth also launched its service in two new cities, Islamabad and Rawalpindi, last month.

Celebrating its latest expansion, Uber is offering free rides to all Hyderabad residents who can enjoy 5 free rides up to Rs300 each between May 4  and 7 May.

Uber, which started its service in 2009, is now available in over 450+ cities in over 75 countries spanning six continents. The service made inroads in the Pakistani market back in 2015 and was an instant success.

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