Pakistan has has a fair share of ride-hailing services like Uber, A-taxi, Careem and others. In Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Careem’s on demand ride-hailing service is prevalent as it is the only one around in the twin cities.
For some, the service wasn’t available in their areas which meant that they could not call a Careem at home. This is about to end as the service is expanding to cover more areas within Islamabad and Rawalpindi.
List of New Areas Being Covered
According to a recent Facebook post by Careem, the service will now be covering these areas in Islamabad and Rawalpindi:
- Islamabad: G-13 | G-14 | G-15 | Club Road | Islamabad Club
Margalla Town | Bani Gala | Royal Avenue | Chak Shehzad | Taramri
- Rawalpindi: Westridge | Askari 14 | Rawalpindi Golf Club | Race Course Park | Lal Kurti | New Lala Zaar Scheme 3 | Bahria Town Phase 8 | DHA Phase 4
Careem currently operates in Islamabad, Rawalpindi, Lahore and Karachi. The company announced about 2 months ago that it had plans to expand to 5 other cities besides the ones mentioned earlier. Hyderabad, Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Peshawar and Multan were on their list for expansion.
Uber on the other hand has not yet expanded to all of the major cities in the country and is currently only limited to Lahore and Karachi. This means that Careem has a leg up on Uber as it operates in Islamabad and Rawalpindi as wel,l aside from Lahore and Karachi. Uber needs to step it up to compete with Careem as it continues to expand to other cities in the country.
Via Careem Facebook