Transportation is one of the biggest issues the country faces, especially here in the capital where traffic has no mercy. For women it is harder finding the right vehicle given public transport is not always deemed safe.
Shuttle is a new transport system in the city designed specifically for women, and within a very short period of time, it has become the staple vehicle for hundreds of women around the city.
The company was founded by Reyasat Chowdhury and Shah Sufian as a safe and affordable transport mode for women. The service started off with a few routes, but now has increased its routes and destinations due to demand. This is an app based service, but users can also call on their hotline number to book a ride. The transport will pick them up from any of the pickup points provided and drop them off to their booked destinations.
Efficiency wise, there are little to no complaints as the rides are always on time, maintain schedules, and most importantly are comfortable and safe. Although most users are students, Shuttle has been launched for all women in the city and hence can be used by anyone.
The service differs from Uber or Pathao in the sense that it has specific time schedules and routes. Shuttle has been especially helpful to students and office workers who have to travel far on a daily basis for class or work. It is also very affordable compared to a CNG or Taxi, which makes it a lifesaver for us daily commuters.
Photo courtesy: Shuttle