The service will be available across UberX at an affordable price point of Tk899 for a two-hour/20km package
Uber on Tuesday became the first ridesharing company in Bangladesh to launch an on demand rentals service - ‘Uber Rentals,’ which allows riders to book a car and its driver for several hours at a stretch and make multiple stops on a journey.
Riders can request a ride within minutes for a personalized experience with greater flexibility and convenience, as they restart their daily routines after a lengthy shutdown, says a press release.
The service will be available across UberX, which resumed services in Dhaka last week, at an affordable price point of Tk899 for a two-hour/20km package.
Riders will have the option of selecting from multiple hourly packages that can be booked up to a maximum of 10-hours.
The service allows riders to do more by the hour, providing great value in several situations, including when riders need to run several errands or want to attend a business appointment and get back without having to book multiple trips.
Ratul Ghosh, head of Bangladesh and East India for Uber, said: “Uber Rentals caters to such a need by allowing users to book their Uber for multiple hours with flexible and affordable packages and also gives them the option to make multiple stops on their journey. All rides will conform to health guidelines and provide the highest possible safety standards. For our drivers, this offers them yet another opportunity to earn on the platform.”
Over the past few weeks, Uber has launched a comprehensive set of safety measures and have distributed safety kits consisting of masks, hand sanitizers, bar soaps, tissue paper to driver partners, along with placing rider safety placards in cars to create rider awareness.
In June, Uber spearheaded the formation of a Transport Safety Alliance (TSA) to generate safety awareness amongst consumers, and to equip drivers with health and safety supplies.