Uber has also launched UberPOOL to decongest Dhaka
Uber has been granted “Ridesharing Service Provider Enlistment Certificate.”
The certificate was granted by the Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA on Wednesday.
The licence was granted to the world’s biggest personal mobility company after it met the specific criteria laid down by the Ride-sharing Service Guidelines 2017, a press release said on Thursday, reports UNB.
“Today is a great day for Uber in Bangladesh. We are thankful for all the cooperation and support that we have received from the BRTA and the Government of Bangladesh,” Ratul Ghosh, head of Uber East India and Bangladesh said on receiving the licence.
“We will continue to bring the benefits of ridesharing to transform the mobility landscape of the country. Going forward we want to leverage our technology to provide innovative products and offerings to serve our riders, drivers and cities and address the challenges they face today,” he added.
The licence is the first step in that direction to realize Uber’s vision of building smarter mobility, better cities and healthier lives in Bangladesh, he said.
Last month Uber celebrated three years of operations in Bangladesh.
The anniversary also marked the launch of Uber’s latest service offering “UberPOOL” in Dhaka which aims to decongest the capital by putting more people in fewer cars.