Uber becomes first Lankan ride-sharing company to launch Tuk Rentals

Uber has become the first ride-sharing company in Sri Lanka to launch an on demand 24x7 ‘Tuk Rentals’ service which will allow riders to book their favourite mode of transport, a tuk and its driver for several hours with the liberty to make multiple stops along a journey, just as they would with their own personal vehicle.

With Tuks being the preferred mode of transport for tens of thousands of Sri Lankans, Uber hopes to enhance rider experience by offering mobility solutions that fit the needs of citizens as they resume travel in the new normal. Tuk Rentals will provide riders a personalised experience with greater flexibility and convenience in situations where they need to run many errands or make several stops without having to worry about booking multiple trips.

The service allows riders to do more by the hour at an affordable price point of Rs. 399 for a one-hour/ ten km package with the option of selecting from multiple hourly packages that can be booked up to a maximum of 8-hours.
Commenting on the new service, Subodh Sangwan, General Manager, Sri Lanka and South & East India, Uber said, “As our cities reopen, many riders have new use cases and different needs from Uber, one of which is to book a ride by the hour to help get all their errands done in one go.’’

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