Next week Lahore and it roads will be witnessing100 yellow cabs riding through and on them, all equipped with latest technology and devices.
Albayrak, a Turkish company will be inaugurating its taxi service – ‘A – Taxi’ from the 16th of February in Lahore, which will be in access any time which can be easily booked using the Android app.
The fare meter is available in the A-Taxi for calculation and GPS system is also made available.
A Turkish investor delegation met the Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif yesterday and spoke the intention to invest in the Punjab Transport sector.
After inspecting the cabs personally the Chief Minister Mr. Sharif said that Pakistan and Turkey are bonded in a lasting long friendship. He also hoped that the new taxi service will change the transport culture in the area like the metro bus service also being run with Turkey’s cooperation.
Turk investors are welcomed to invest in the Punjab transport sector and are assured all support by the Chief Minister.
The cars that are painted bright yellow with some black stripes include Suzuki Swift and Honda City for now. This initiative, which works over Solid Waste Management in Punjab in a major step in improving the transport in the country.
The Government of Punjab, in 2004, provided easy loans to unemployed youths for rolling out Suzuki Bolan pick-ups and Ravi vehicles.
In 2011, a Yellow Cab Scheme was introduced under which 20,000 vehicles were provided to promote self-employment in the province.
- A default charge of Rs 100 will apply to all commutes.
- Passengers can travel up to 3km within the price of the default charge.
- After exceeding a journey distance of 3km, a charge of Rs 30/km will be applicable.
The taxi service will be available 24-hours a day and 7 days a week. Customers will be able to book a taxi in advance as well.
How to book A-Taxi:
- Call UAN: (042) 111-961-961
Order through the Android app (The app is yet to go online)