Uber launches tuk rental service

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Aug 12 2020
FT Uber launches tuk rental service

Uber today launched an on-demand 24x7 ‘tuk rental’ service, which will allow riders to book their favourite mode of transport, a tuk and its driver for several hours.

With tuks being the preferred mode of transport for tens of thousands of Sri Lankans, Uber hopes to enhance rider experience, by offering mobility solutions that fit the needs of citizens, as they resume travel in the new normal. 

Commenting on the new service, Subodh Sangwan, General Manager, Sri Lanka and South and East India, Uber, said, “As our cities reopen, many riders have new use cases and different needs from Uber, one of which is to book a ride by the hour to help get all their errands done in one go. Our tuk service is extremely popular in the city and we want to provide riders added convenience and flexibility on their favourite mode. The safety and well-being of everyone who uses Uber is always our priority and all rides will conform to health guidelines, along with providing the highest possible safety standards.”

To maintain the highest standards of safety and hygiene while travelling, Uber has launched a comprehensive set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist, a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers, and an updated cancellation policy allowing both riders and drivers to cancel trips if they don’t feel safe. 

CEYLON TODAY | Published: 2:00 AM Aug 12 2020

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