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Uber prepares to launch service in Karachi on August 25

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ISLAMABAD: The wait is over as the famed car ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc is set to launch its ‘UberGo’ service in Karachi on August 25.

With the launch, the metropolis will become the second Pakistani city it has expanded operations to this year.

The low-cost UberGo service will initially serve Clifton, Saddar Town, Jamshed Town, Gulshan-i-Iqbal Town, Liaquatabad, North Nazimabad, Gulberg Town, Malir Town and Korangi.

Head of Pakistan Expansion Zohair Yousafi said, “Thousands of people have already downloaded the app in Karachi in anticipation. We like to say that cities choose us, instead of Uber choosing cities.”

During the first weekend of the launching week in Karachi, trips will be free in celebration of the expansion.

Typical UberGO vehicles include the Suzuki Swift, Toyota Vitz, Toyota Corolla, Honda Civic and other equivalent vehicles, whereas payment options include cash as well as the usual electronic payment options.

“The response has been incredible in Lahore, so we are extremely excited to be launching in Karachi. Anyone can now enjoy an affordable, reliable and safe ride at the push of a button thanks to UberGO. The competitive price means using UberGO is the perfect option for anyone wanting to get around the city,” Yousafi added.

Uber Pakistan said every driver will pass through a rigorous screening process before they can use Uber.

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