As the ride-hailing businesses continue to flourish in Pakistan, another startup has been launched by the local rickshaw union where the customers can hail rickshaws instead of cars at cheaper prices.
Uber has already introduced its ‘Uber Auto’ and Careem with its ‘Tezz Rickshaw’, the rickshaw union introduced its service calling it ‘Awami Sawari’. The app was revealed and announced at an event held in Lahore by Awami Rickshaw Union (ARU).
Through this service, customers can call a rickshaw from any place at any time around the city. This will also allow the rickshaw driver to get more rides as compared to getting rides independently. The ARU has registered almost 500 rickshaw drivers, who will encourage their routine passengers in installing the application to call rickshaw at their doorstep. The union is also trying to give Android smartphones to the drivers, reported Tech Juice.
ARU has allocated a base tariff of Rs 48 with Rs 9 rate charged per kilometer from traveling anywhere across the city. Though not much competitive as compared to Careem’s and Uber’s rickshaw services, the major potency of this app, however, is the sense of ownership observed in the drivers.
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