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In an excellent development, Careem has started adding local Taxis on its platform in the twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad. Starting today, customers will see the new “TAXI” car type as an option.

Overall, the company will add over 25,000 taxis to its fleet and make them available for its customers.

“We want existing taxis to benefit from the ride hailing revolution. This will increase the number of rides they get and reduce the wasteful kilometers spent looking for rides or the hours they spent waiting at taxi stands. For the customer, it brings ease of hailing to a familiar option at the absolute lowest cost” said Omer Zabit, the General Manager of Careem in Islamabad.

“In line with our vision to improve and simplify the lives of people, we want to bring technological and financial inclusion in addition to enhanced earning for taxi drivers.”

Customers who wish to ride in Taxis will no longer have to physically go to and look for one, neither would they have to haggle as trip fares will be calculated by state of the art metering system of Careem.

“We welcome all taxis in the twin cities to join our platform. This is yet another step toward fulfilling our commitment towards providing safe, reliable and affordable rides to our customers ” Mr. Zabit said