After providing the ordinary transportation offerings to the people which include cars and bikes, the ride-hailing app firm—Careem is now providing boats to sail via the streets of Lahore—the provincial capital of Punjab which has been flooded by rainwater.
The city of Lahore has recorded the heaviest rainfall in thirty-eight years. The heavy rainfall has turned the city roads into virtual rivers on the eastern side of the city. The rain has stranded motorcyclists and has taken the lives of at least six people since Monday night.
The Careem app users received a message from the ride-providing company on Tuesday that read “All aboard Careem Boat! Book a Careem Boat now & anchor through the rain!”
The message further explained that the Go+ rates would be applicable to this service.
It is not clear that whether Careem has joined hands with the experts or it is using its already present networks of Captains for providing the sailing service through the city along with rain-hit passengers.
Careem has got strong competition with Uber Technologies Inc. providing riding services via car, motorcycle and rickshaw in the South Asian region—which is the second-largest economy. It already operates the “Water-Taxi” service in the Middle Eastern and African nations which includes Egypt and Saudi Arabia.
Careem was founded in 2012 and is now operating in hundred cities across more than fourteen nations and encourages more than twenty-five million users and eight lac Captains (drivers) in the extensive Middle Eastern, Pakistan and Turkish region.
The Dubai based ride-hailing firm is operational in thirteen cities of Pakistan which includes Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Peshawar, Multan, Faisalabad, Abbottabad, Quetta, Sialkot, Gujranwala, Mardan, Sargodha and Hyderabad.