Uber, a global smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders to drivers, has launched in Karachi with a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sindh Government and Ministry of Transport as a way to promote the efficient use of technology within the transport space and make this online cab service accessible to more riders and drivers.
The MoU is committed to developing technology to bring additional safety, and convenience for Karachi residents, and creating more economic opportunities for individuals and small and medium enterprises using this online taxi service.
CM Sindh, Syed Murad Ali Shah welcomed the introduction of this service and said it would make travelling more convenient and safe and also provide employment to many. He added that Karachi with a population of more than 20 million faces many challenges, and he is determined to improve urban transport services through modern public transportation.
The service will be an excellent alternative for many including those who use private cars. CM added that he has asked for Uber to take all necessary measures to ensure safety, security and provide the service at very competitive services.
Uber launches in Karachi with its low-cost uberGO product
In Karachi, uberGO will initially serve Clifton, Saddar Town, Jamshed Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town, Liaqutabad, North Nazimabad, Gulberg Town, Faisal, Malir, Malir Town, and Korangi.
Mahira Khan, Karachi’s Rider Zero for Uber, has said’ “I have been using this taxi service around the world, and I can’t believe that it’s in my city now. Safe, affordable, reliable, and easy to use I say this from first-hand experience. Uber is uber-cool!”
To celebrate, trips throughout Karachi will be free for the first weekend (From 12 pm Thursday, August 25th until 11:59 pm Sunday, August 28th). Riders can enter the promo code ‘KarachiFREE’ to enjoy five free rides up to Rs. 300 each.
- Minimum Fare: Rs.150
- Per Kilometer: Rs.9.38
- Per Minute: Rs. 2.00