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Uber launches rickshaw service in Karachi

KARACHI: A month after launching rickshaw service in Lahore, the Uber has now announced to launch the same service for people of Karachi. The service will be giving free rides this week, Uber announced on its Twitter account. To avail the free rides, patrons are asked to enter the promo code FREEAUTO. We’re celebrating the...

SAMAA | - Posted: Nov 25, 2016 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
SAMAA |
Posted: Nov 25, 2016 | Last Updated: 4 years ago
Uber launches rickshaw service in Karachi

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KARACHI: A month after launching rickshaw service in Lahore, the Uber has now announced to launch the same service for people of Karachi.

The service will be giving free rides this week, Uber announced on its Twitter account. To avail the free rides, patrons are asked to enter the promo code FREEAUTO.

With the aforementioned promo code, patrons can avail five free rickshaw rides up to Rs.75 each till Nov 27. People can pay using cash or card, depending on their preference.

In order to use uberAuto, a patron will need to download the Uber App from any App store and request a ride from the app.

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“Our aim at Uber is to adapt our technology to provide safe, reliable, and affordable transportation in each of the 500 cities Uber is available in,” it said.

“This is why we couldn’t be more excited to introduce uberAUTO, Pakistan’s first rickshaw service at the tap of an app is now available in Karachi. Starting today [Thursday], Uber riders in Karachi can request a rickshaw with the convenience and affordability of Uber. Simply move the slider to ‘uberAUTO’ and tap ‘request’ –– within minutes your rickshaw will arrive and you can pay using cash, or card,” it said in a statement.

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Affordable and sized to navigate through even the worst traffic jams, it’s easy to understand why rickshaws are such a popular way to get around in Karachi, said the statement adding that with uberAUTO, the technology being used to better serve the riders and the city they lived in.

“Not only does uberAUTO offer another low-cost and reliable option for riders, as the leading transportation app in Pakistan, Uber driver-partners are able to generate more earnings by using our technology to get more requests and spend less time waiting between rides,” said the statement.

Uber, the fast-growing taxi service first launched uberAuto in Lahore in October this year. The service was inaugurated by Punjab Information Technology Board Chairman Umar Saif.

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