Uber, the world’s leading ride-hailing service, has completed a milestone of 150 million kilometers traveled in Bangladesh within a year. The announcement was made during a press conference held at the company's headquarters in Dhaka on Tuesday.
The company achieved this remarkable feat after launching in Bangladesh in 2020. Since then, Uber has grown exponentially in the country, and now provides millions of rides every week across the country.
Uber is now providing more than two million trips per week in Bangladesh, with riders traveling to cities as well as to rural areas. In addition, Uber is helping to drive economic growth in Bangladesh by creating more than 50,000 job opportunities for drivers since its launch.
Uber recently announced the completion of 150 million kilometers in trips during 2022 in the country, according to its annual analysis. The report also highlighted the vital role that Uber plays in the safety of users, by helping law enforcement agencies and driver-partners earn an income.
The report showed that Dhaka was the busiest city, with late-night trips (10 pm to 6 am) and office-hour trips (07 am to 11 am, and 4 pm to 8 pm) taken through Uber holding the largest share of bookings. Friday emerged as the most popular day for booking trips, Uber revealed.
In order to ensure the safety of Uber trips, the company conducted a training program in partnership with Bangladesh Police, educating driver-partners on road safety, traffic rules, trip cancellations, offline trips, and cash cherry-picking. Uber also introduced Emergency Contact 999 in the app, a special feature allowing users to share trips and locations and set up a safety hotline.