Uber's bike-hailing service arrives in Karachi

Published: April 20, 2018
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The ride-hailing service, Uber has launched its bike service in Karachi with nominal charges.
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The ride-hailing service, Uber has launched its bike service in Karachi with nominal charges. PHOTO: UBER

KARACHI: Ride-hailing giant Uber has expanded its Bike hailing service to Karachi, after launching in Lahore last month.

In a statement issued on Thursday, the company announced that “UberMOTO” services would now be expanded to cater to the transportation needs of Pakistan’s largest city.

Uber launches bike-hailing service in Pakistan

The base fare of the ride is Rs25 and the service would charge Rs5.15 per kilometre.

Speaking during UberMOTO’s Lahore launch, Safee Shah, General Manager of Uber in Pakistan stated that, “Motorbikes are a fundamental part of Pakistan’s transportation network and as such, this is a great opportunity to launch uberMOTO, which will provide more mobility options catered to the needs of people in Pakistan.”

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Ride-hailing services hit a boom two years back when Careem launched its services in the country. The likes of Uber and Paxi were quick to follow changing the dynamics of the transportation sector.

Currently, Careem and Bykea offer bike-hailing services in the country with Uber’s latest addition, competition is set to increase in a growing ride-hailing market of Pakistan.

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