Uber launches pool services in Dhaka

Bangla Tribune Desk
Published : 21:33, Nov 26, 2019 | Updated : 21:47, Nov 26, 2019

PHOTO/UBERUber, the world's largest on-demand ridesharing company, has launched ridesharing option 'UberPOOL' allowing riders to join or pool with other riders in the same vehicle to minimise the cost of the trip.
Ratul Ghosh, Head of Bangladesh & East India, of Uber, formally came up with the announcement at a press conference at a city hotel on Tuesday (Nov 26), marking three years of its operation in Bangladesh, reports UNB.
Ratul said, “UberPOOL’ is a new ridesharing option that allows riders to join, or ‘POOL’, with other riders with similar routes in the same Uber, and share the cost of the trip.
"The trip fare on it can be up to 40 percent lower than the UberX fare for the same distance,” he added.
Ratul said they are proud to be an important part of Bangladesh’s mobility ecosystem for the past three years and are continuing their commitment to the market with the launch of UberPOOL.
The app-based ride-sharing services like Uber hit Bangladesh street in May 2015, according to a Reuters report.
Since then, the ride-sharing industry in the country has grown to an estimated 22 billion taka ($260 million) and accounts for about 23% of the transport sector in the country, according to a 2018 study by the Policy Research Institute of Bangladesh (PRI).