Just as we hinted you before, Uber has launched its online rickshaw booking service, uberAuto in Lahore. The company wants to use modern technology to provide safer, comfortable, and a decent rickshaw e-hailing service to its customers. Uber is also offering five free rides of up to PKR 80 to each of its customers for the first week (17th Oct 2016 to 23 Oct 2016).
Now, you can easily book a ride on the rickshaws just by tapping on your smartphone. Neither you need to go on the streets to find a rickshaw, nor you have to negotiate the fare, simply launch the Uber app and book an affordable ride on the rickshaw.
How to use uberAuto
To use this service, open up the Uber app and enter the promo code AUTOLAHORE. Slide the icon to uberAuto and then select your location on the map. After enjoying your ride, you can also post your feedback right from the Uber app.
Not only the customers can benefit from this service, but also the rickshaw drivers can earn some extra cash by using the Uber app. They will no longer need to wait for their customers as they will receive the requests directly from customers via the Uber app.
The fares of uberAuto in Lahore are as follows:
Here are the sample fares Uber posted on its official website:
- Liberty Bazaar to Model Town Rs. 50
- Samanabad to Anarkali Rs. 50
- Shadman to Fortress Stadium Rs. 50
- Defense Y Block to MM Alam Rs. 55
- Arfa Tower to Race Course Park Rs. 60
- Airport to Lahore Museum Rs. 90
Moreover, a meeting of Uber team and Police Integrated Command and Control was held recently at the Punjab Information Technology Board (PITB) to discuss the issues of law and order and taxation with the new services like Uber.
It was decided in the meeting that a panic button will be introduced in the Uber app for passenger safety and incidence reporting.
The Secretary Excise & Taxation Department was also present on this occasion.