Uber, the international smartphone app that seamlessly connects riders to drivers and operates in more than 600 cities worldwide, hosted events across Karachi, Lahore and Islamabad in order to thank and celebrate drivers for the millions of trips they have provided through the Uber technology. Uber Celebrates Drivers Across Pakistan
Everyday Uber drivers in Pakistan facilitate daily commute of people across their cities and bring reliable transportation at their doorsteps. Drivers choose to partner with Uber for the part-time flexible work opportunity it provides, and the ability to fit this work around their lifestyle.
Uber Celebrates Drivers Across Pakistan
Numerous fun-filled team building activities were planned for the events and the three large scale events saw a large number of drivers coming together to celebrate.
Speaking at the event, Safee Shah, GM of Uber Pakistan said “Our drivers are the backbone of the Uber ecosystem and it is of utmost importance to engage them and recognize their hard work in ensuring that riders have access to safe and reliable transport. Through these events, we aim to further improve their knowledge, skill, rider safety and ride reliability by sharing best practices accumulated through our global presence and help them apply to the Pakistani market.”
Adeel Masood, who has been driving Uber said” Uber has provided us with an opportunity to be our own boss and to supplement our existing income, which has empowered us financially. I am extremely happy that we, the drivers and Uber Pakistan team, have come together today to celebrate our achievements over the last year and I hope such events will be held regularly in the future.”
Apart from helping millions of Pakistanis move around the cities by offering access to affordable, reliable and safe rides, Uber is utilizing its platform to support the community on a greater level. As a responsible corporate organization, Uber works on the fundamental of giving the community back with every opportunity that comes its way. Currently, over thousands of drivers are using the app to be connected to part time work, and the number keeps growing every month.
What is Uber?
Uber is available on all iOS, Android, Blackberry 7 and Windows smartphones. Users simply download the free app and create an account to get riding.
Every potential partner driver must undergo a screening process before they can use Uber. Once passed, the incredible technology connects successful independent partner drivers to more riders, so they can take more trips per hour. The partner drivers who partner with Uber choose when they drive, and can dictate their own schedule, day-to-day, week-to-week. Uber is creating thousands of similar economic opportunities for people in every city where the service is available.
The app uses GPS-enabled maps to find the closest available partner driver, usually just minutes away. Once requested, the rider sees the partner driver’s photo, name and car registration and can watch on their smartphone in real-time as the vehicle arrives. They can also check whether others have had a good experience with him or her. The app notifies the rider when their partner driver has arrived, so gone are the days of waiting outside in the dark.
During the trip, riders can share their estimated time of arrival or a live map with friends or family who can track their progress and know when to expect them. And at the end of the journey, the trip can be completely cashless, as payment can be made automatically made through app wishes so there’s no worrying about carrying enough cash. These features provide increased safety as well as unprecedented convenience.
After every ride, you and your partner drivers need to rate each other and provide feedback. Uber’s safety team reviews this information and investigates any issues. Plus there is 24/7 support so if something happens, whether it’s a traffic accident or a disagreement, our customer support staff are ready to respond to any issues at any time.