This from a friend who has moved from Pakistan-As posted on Dawn.com, Uber has commenced a motorcycle rickshaw service in Lahore.
The service was inaugurated by Punjab Information Technology Board Chairman Umar Saif. Speaking at the occasion Saif said: “Initiatives like uberAuto are a reflection of the way in which Lahore embraces technology within its transport industry. Such solutions will make travelling in the city safer as well as more affordable and convenient for the citizens of Lahore.”
There is a free ride offer to launch the service for the first week, which means that every Uber passenger can get up to five free rides. Uber officials are upgrading the two-stroke rickshaw motorcycles into four-stroke, and providing smartphone application training to drivers. Uber may also be installing panic buttons next to the passenger seat in case of emergency.
Uber, the smartphone app that claims to connect riders to drivers at the push of a button, says the newly launched service will provide another low-cost product to their customers and is part of its expansion across the country.