Letters to the Editor
Worsening ride-sharing services
There's no denying that ride-sharing services have made our lives a bit comfortable as we can now call a ride whenever we want using a mobile app. In an overcrowded and overstretched city like Dhaka, these services have reduced our hassle and dependency on CNG-run auto-rickshaws.
However, considering some recent incidents, these services may also begin to act like CNG-run auto-rickshaws and rickshaws in the near future. In recent times, their apps show a higher price during peak hours. They explain that “prices are high due to demand.” While the government has published guidelines to regulate these services, it should make sure that they adhere to them.
Tanay Datta, University of Dhaka