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12:00 AM, December 03, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, December 03, 2019

Uber launches UberPOOL to decongest Dhaka

Uber, the world’s largest on-demand ride-sharing company, marked 3 years of operations in Bangladesh by launching the much awaited ‘UberPOOL’ in Dhaka.

‘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. Shared rides like UberPOOL are all about getting more people into fewer cars.  It means cheaper rides for passengers, longer, more-rewarding trips for drivers, and less congestion for cities over time. The trip fare on UberPOOL can be up to 40% lower than the UberX fare for the same distance.

To request an UberPOOL ride, users need to access the POOL option in the app. Once requested, they will get matched with the most compatible co-riders and a driver nearby, and the best spot for pickup in under 2 minutes. When the ride details are finalised, the app gives walking directions and the ETA to pick-up, so the rider knows when and where to meet the driver. At the end of the trip, the Uber app will choose a drop-off spot, notify, and provide walking directions to the final destination.

With millions of trips completed in the past 3 years, and with thousands of new weekly partner sign ups, Bangladesh is one of the key markets for Uber’s global portfolio.

For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/UberBangladesh/

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