Careem, the ride-hailing service, is all set to launch its bus service in Pakistan to provide its customers an affordable option to commute.
The company has already launched its bus service in Cairo, Egypt which is the most populous city in the Arab world. Careem sensed that such a large number of a population needs a bus service in addition to car-hailing service in order to get cheap and always accessible commuting.
The CEO of the company, Mudassir Sheikha expressed his delight over the expansion of Careem service during the inauguration ceremony in Cairo.
“Our research showed us that car ride-hailing service is not accessible for all the consumers while there is also a shortage of cars. The situation compelled us to offer an affordable bus service,” stated co-founder and CEO of Careem, Mudassir Sheikha.
The new bus service will be 60 to 70 percent cheaper than the Careem car service. Moreover, the buses will be air-conditioned and special focus will be on the comfort of the consumers.
“We have plans to integrate our Careem wallet with the bus service too so that there remains no need to carry the cash,” said the company.
In Pakistan, Uber is the direct competitor of the Dubai-based Careem while the later has almost 30 million registered users all over the country.
Update: Careem is not having any plans to launch Bus service in Pakistan anytime soon, reports ProPakistani as they had a conversation with company’s spokesperson.