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Uber celebrates its one year operation in Dhaka

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Sunday 03 December, 2017 07:31:22 pm

Uber celebrates its one year operation in Dhaka

Dhaka, Dec 3 (UNB) - Uber, the world's largest on-demand ride-sharing company, on Sunday celebrated its first anniversary in Dhaka, the capital and megacity of Bangladesh.

Briefing to reporters at a city hotel, Pradeep Parameswaran, head of central operation at Uber India and South Asia, said, “Dhaka presented us the challenge of transforming the transportation landscape and creating alternatives to a city burdened with a growing number of cars on its roads.”

“We’d like to thank the government of Bangladesh, our business partners, riders and driver partners for their continued support and love in making this vision a reality in Dhaka,” he said.

Highlighting of the first 365 days of Uber launching in Dhaka, he said on an average, an Uber can pick up a rider in less than 7 minutes after confirming request. 

An Uber was requested 1.5 million times in the month of November, while more than two lakh people took an Uber trip in the same period.

On its first anniversary, Uber reiterated its commitment to give riders the freedom of mobility, create micro-entrepreneurship opportunities for driver partners, and to a vision of a decongesting Dhaka.