Reported as the most downloaded app in Asia — and after its success in 23 countries worldwide the likes of Brazil, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia — the ‘Easy Taxi’ service has finally come to Pakistan.
Easy Taxi itself is an app that functions both on IOS and Android that simply makes it easier for its users to order a taxi.
Users enter their pickup point on the app which detects their location and then wait for a confirmation of their booking. Users can follow the vehicle’s location in real-time as it approaches via GPS.
For the Pakistani Masses Easy Taxi Pakistan has also introduced a phone number and a 24/7 functional customer service center to cater to those clients who may not have an android or bad internet connection due to ‘EDGE’ acting up in order to retain that segment of their clientele.
Customers can also SMS the word taxi to 9900 to order their ride.
Easy Taxi, in a communication with ProPakistani, claimed that their core focus is on convenience and safety; every driver and vehicle — that is part of the Easy Taxi fleet — has gone through an admission process to ensure that it meets the standards of safety and comfort.
The firm said that all of its drivers have gone through strict background checks and the company holds documents and information of every driver so as to help in taking any required actions in the case of any incidents such as lost items or unpleasant behaviour by drivers.
Fares for Easy Taxi are reasonable. You are charged at Rs. 40 per Kilometre with additional Rs. 100 fixed charges per ride. That is, it is going to cost you around Rs. 620 for a Ride from Blue Area Islamabad to Airport.
Just to add, Rawalpindi isn’t covered yet. Easy Taxi said they are going to reach more cities, but that is going to take some time.