Uber is an American based online transport company operating worldwide including Pakistan. The company started their business from Lahore and later entered into the mega city of Karachi. After successful launching of UberGO Taxi Service now comes the UberAUTO Rickshaw Service for Karachiites.
Having no mass transport system and nasty traffic jams, Karachi already has rickshaws as the most common mean of transport to move around. 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 Karachi.
With UberAUTO, you would be able to wander around the city with minimal costs and safety.
The company highlights their new service by writing on their web page, “Starting today, Uber riders in Karachi can request a rickshaw with the convenience and affordability of Uber; forget the hassle of flagging one off the street or negotiating your fare. Simply move the slider to ‘uberAUTO’ and tap ‘request’ – within minutes your rickshaw will arrive and you can pay using cash, or card.”
UberAUTO Fares and Free Rides
The ride-hailing app has also released rates for its service which are cheaper than UberGO services. UberAUTO service is priced at Rs3/km and Rs1/min. This would mean that a ride from Atrium to Burns Road would cost an estimated Rs 50, though actual fares may vary. It may be noted that base fare is set to Rs. 35.
It should be recalled that when UberAUTO first started in Lahore, the rickshaw fares were set to Rs 45 as base fare with per kilometre charging at the rate of Rs. 4. However now, they have lowered their rates to attract more customers.
And there’s more good news. Uber is offering the new service for free till the end of this week. Users can enjoy 5 free uberAUTO rides up to Rs 75 each from today till Sunday, November 27.
How to use UberAUTO
To hail a ride on UberAUTO, you won’t have to go on road, wait for somebody and then bargain the fare. Just relax at your home, office or market and follow these simple steps; UberAUTO will be there very soon.
- Download or open the Uber application on your iPhone, Android or Windows smartphone
- Enter promo code ‘FREEAUTO’.
- Slide the icon to ‘uberAUTO’.
- Confirm your pickup location and request a ride.
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