Careem Cuts its Prices by 31% in Lahore

Following Uber, Careem has just announced a 31% cut in its economy car fares for Lahore. Rate cut will be applicable on per KM charges, while base charges and cancellation charges are going to remain the same.

Careem said it also reduced the “minimum charges” for Lahore city.

Rate cuts are applicable for Careem economy cars only.

New Rates for Careem in Lahore:

  • Per KM charges for Careem Economy will be Rs.11/km down from Rs.16/km
  • Minimum fare has been reduced to Rs.150.
  • The waiting charges have been brought down to Rs. 290 from Rs. 330
  • The base rate of Rs. 100 for NOW & Rs. 250 for LATER shall stay the same.
  •  New prices for Careem in Lahore are effective immediately.

Careem has said that the change in per kilometer charge will impact the total fare and make the service even cheaper than a rickshaw.

It maybe recalled that Careem had revised its tariffs in Pakistan just last month.

It appears that competition is coming into play and is benefiting the consumers, but as we have seen with other sectors lowering prices due to competition and ending up with decreased service levels and degraded user experience.

We will have to see how this price cut is going to impact the services that Uber and Careem are offering in Lahore.

We have, by the way, heard that drivers aren’t liking the price cuts as these price cuts directly impact their revenues. Moreover, price cuts may increase demand and riders may find it comparatively harder to get rides on time.

Careem Pakistan’s MD, Mr. Junaid Iqbal, in a statement said that Careem wants to make the platform available to all and make sure that their transportation needs are taken care of in a convenient, safe and reliable manner.

Not to mention, Careem prices in Karachi and Islamabad will remain same.

  • First Uber & Now Careem… After the launch of Uber in Karachi we expected this happening here. Why not in Karachi?

  • A good move, this competitive environment will attract & ease more customers and people will eventually forget rikshaws n taxis which ripoff common people by demanding king-size fares.

  • If you display boards throughout the city then you will attract the general public…. What is the contact no. For booking a ride?

    • Download the ap of “careem” and “uber” from app store. Rest you will know yourself. Try their service, you’ll get impressed.

  • This price cut will definitely make it harder to get rides on time. I know couple of folks who were driving for careem decided to stop driving after this price cut.

  • That day is not far when we will witness rickshaws and taxi drivers protesting at press clubs and other governmental institutions against Careem & Uber.

    • This actually did happened in France and New York where traditional Taxi drivers protested against Uber citing that these services are taking Away their business

  • I am using careem from last about 2-3 months. no doubt it is affordable. but some times charges comes very high ie if normally charges are Rs:175 and some times it comes Rs. 350 to 475 for same distance. Captain/careem say it is peak times. Why it increased. It should be the same at all times. Peak time is problem for riders not for careem. Rider have to wait and loss time.

  • Creem car is big thief in lahor today i am going to ittehad colony to wapda town h block first i use the uber texi he received the Rs 530 . to much amount but he tells the reason today now EID day so the rate is increased. i am agree because tody is Eid day.After 3 hours i am come back to ittehad colony but this time i used the creem car .but Cream car ready shocked me when he tell the Fare RS 830
    same day same km amd same location Rs 300 different why the tfief of Creem car Ali Husnain shah
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