Uber launched in Karachi

ssaz

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Source: ProPakistani

Six months after its debut in Pakistan, Uber has officially launched operations in Karachi.

Uber’s launch in Karachi was announced after it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Sindh Government and Ministry of Transport as a way to promote the effective use of technology within the transport space and make Uber accessible to more riders and drivers.

Both Uber and Sindh Government, According to MoU, will mutually develop technology to bring additional safety and convenience for Karachi residents, and creating more economic opportunities for individuals and small and medium enterprises using the Uber platform.

Karachi is the second city in Pakistan to get Uber. Karachi will first see the launch of uberGO, Uber’s low cost product, and will have a cash option.


In Karachi, uberGO will serve in following areas:
Clifton,
Saddar Town,
Jamshed Town,
Gulshan-e-Iqbal Town,
Liaqutabad,
North Nazimabad,
Gulberg Town,
Faisal,
Malir,
Malir Town,
Korangi
Service will be expanded to other areas with time.


Free Rides Till Sunday
Starting from today, everyone can try out uberGO services for free till Sunday midnight (August 28th, 2016).


You can avail up to five free rides, each worth up to Rs. 300. Simply download the Uber app and enter the ‘KarachiFREE’ promo code to get your free rides.


Here are the usual fares in case you aren’t aware:
Minimum Fare: Rs. 150
Per Kilometer: Rs. 9.38
Per Minute: Rs. 2.00


Here are fare estimates for some popular routes in Karachi:
Atrium to Burnes Road: Rs. 150
IBA City Campus to National Stadium: Rs. 180
Hyderi Market to Bahadurabad: Rs. 200
Agha Khan Hospital to Jinnah Intl. Airport: Rs. 220
 
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ssaz

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I had some queries regarding the application to become an Uber Partner.
One of the documents that they want me to upload is an Acknowledgment Form and I have no idea where to get it from.
And secondly, is Character Certificate to be obtained from a police station?
 
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siddiec2013

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i have heard its not free completely. they charge some cash on free rides

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shahzadfootball

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Would love to hear if someone tried it in Karachi. I was planning to try it on Sunday because I wanted to have a ride to a friend's birthday party and wanted to take my phone along with me . Karachiites know the rule .If you travel in Qingqi and buses ,you would be a fool for carrying "bara wala Phone" .
 

Jester

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Service is pretty piss poor atm. Tried two rides yesterday. One of them had the driver complaining that he was too far away and after finally agreeing to come, he gets lost on the way a bunch of times and had to be constantly told where to go and ends showing up extremely late. Car was a civic with a busted AC that only cooled like 1 inch of the car. Guy drove like a maniac constantly speeding up and overtaking other cars, almost rear-ended some of them.

Second ride was a little better but the guy kept getting calls for other rides. Apparently Uber doesn't show when the driver is occupied like Careem. In the span of our ride he got like maybe 4-5 requests until the poor guy had to call his superior for help. :p
 

mac007

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i hope that not like "Metro Cab" or "Daewoo Cab" service....they rip u off.....
once i went to Islamabad by Daewoo and wanted to go to "Khanna Pull" from their bus stand when i asked for their cab charges they asked for Rs: 1100, and their driver didnt even knew the place

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Service is pretty piss poor atm. Tried two rides yesterday. One of them had the driver complaining that he was too far away and after finally agreeing to come, he gets lost on the way a bunch of times and had to be constantly told where to go and ends showing up extremely late. Car was a civic with a busted AC that only cooled like 1 inch of the car. Guy drove like a maniac constantly speeding up and overtaking other cars, almost rear-ended some of them.

Second ride was a little better but the guy kept getting calls for other rides. Apparently Uber doesn't show when the driver is occupied like Careem. In the span of our ride he got like maybe 4-5 requests until the poor guy had to call his superior for help. :p
finally some real life experience
tell us about their charges??
 

Jester

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finally some real life experience
tell us about their charges??
Both rides were under 300 so I didn't get charged anything. Don't remember exact figures but rates were a little cheaper than Careem but not by much.

Which cars they are using? If its mehran, why should i use uber and not the regular cab?
The ones I got were a Civic and a Corolla.
 

Fate

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Which cars they are using? If its mehran, why should i use uber and not the regular cab?
I read on their website that they only allow 2005+ model years for cars so you should be safe from a lot of old cars.. as for Mehran idk.
 

shahanansari

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Just used the uber, it is pretty much affordable and reliable without any security issues, had some chat with driver also.

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