Guide For Getting a better taxi ride in Lahore

The general environment of Lahore is changing day by day. People are getting more techy because of the recent IT boom in the city. There are more IT companies are being registered in Punjab as compared to other provinces of Pakistan. It is the proof that Punjab Information Technology Board is very serious about getting a better and smart lifestyle to its citizens. Due to increased population of human and vehicles, people are becoming tired of driving their cars on the roads just because of rush and some psychological issues.

Let’s come to the Taxi Business in Lahore. There are 3 major Taxi companies in Lahore. These are Careem (Lahore, Karachi and Islamabad), Uber (Lahore, More Cities Soon) and A-Taxi (Lahore). All have the nose to nose tough competition in getting a market share. But make sure that those companies who are linked with IT industry will get more market share. Careem and Uber are all set and working through mobile platform where as A-Taxi is not.

When you are ready to move anywhere through taxi, you first compare the prices. So this guide will help you in getting a cheap and comfortable taxi and some tips also.

If we compare the tariff of these companies, Careem is a bit expensive than A Taxi and Uber. Uber is cheaper than Careem.

How To Choose Cheaper Taxi?

There are 2 ways you can book a ride for your within city trip. One is through the company’s app and second is to call on their hotline. A Taxi and Careem can book you a taxi through its hotline number where as Uber doesn’t allow it. You will have to use its app to call the taxi.

Booking a ride through hotline:

You can call Careem at 042-111-CAREEM and for A Taxi, you can call 042-111-961-961.

Booking a ride through mobile app:

OPERATING SYSTEM

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Careem

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Uber

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A Taxi

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How To Sign UP?

Click Here for signing up to Careem. Click Here to singing up to uber.

Fares and Tariff:

In regular tariff, uber is more cheaper than Careem. If you have a Careem promotion code, then it becomes cheaper than Uber. So always check for the Careem Promotional Codes before booking any of two rides. For the promotional code, you can sign up for Careem newsletters. The email you the codes that can make your ride more cheaper. In Uber, if it is your first time to take a ride, please call the person who have already uber installed in their phone and account is active. Ask him to provide you his personal invitation code. Apply that code in your uber app’s Promotion page and you will get a first ride free worth up to 500PKR. After your complete ride, your friend will also be rewarded. To find your personal invitiation code, click here and share it with your friends so that you could also earn more free rides.

Careem’s Business and Economy Rides:

Minimum fare for Careem economy is 200 and business is 250. Sometimes using a promotional code, your business ride can be less in price than economy. So make sure that you check your fare both in business and economy and do put your promotional code. Promotional codes do not work on Economy rides.

REMEMBER, DON’T LET YOUR DRIVER WAIT. IT WILL COST YOU.

Tips For Using Uber:

  1. Do not let your driver wait as it costs you.
  2. When taking a free ride, do not cancel the ride FOR ANY REASON if your ride has been accepted.
  3. Some people cancels the ride when they see a small car is coming to them. Make sure it will lose your free trip. So beware.
  4. Uber accepts cars from 1000CC to onward and the car is not old enough. So don’t worry.
  5. Uber’s cars are always good in AC. If you get a malfunctioning AC in your car, you can complain to them on their twitter or facebook account.

Example of Getting A Ride

I would like to go from Liberty Market to Shaukat Khanam Hospital in Johar Town.

Total distance is around 14KM if I go by Canal Bank road. Make sure we have Careem’s promotional code which makes your 2 rides at 50% discount. The code is STUCKPAK. For uber, we have friend share code that makes your trip totally waive off until 500 PKR. And A-Taxi doesn’t give discounts.

Below is the simple chart for better understanding.

NAME OF COMPANY
Careem Uber A-Taxi
Regular Fare (PKR) 481-553 320-393 Around 500
Discounted Fare (PKR) 240-276 0 Not Available
Distance 14KM 14KM 14KM
  • Bases on the above chart, we can see that if you have a free ride available in your uber account, it is best option
  • If you don’t have a free ride available in uber then you must check your email for this month’s promotional code of careem. You can contact them via facebook and twitter for more.
  • If you have a careem code, It is best option among three.
  • If you don’t have a careem code and a free ride, then Uber is more cheaper than other two.

Based on my personal experience of Uber and Careem, I like both the services. But I prefer Careem because it is more professional than Uber. I will not recommend A-Taxi because I can’t guide them the way actually I am on the phone. Because they don’t have an app for this.

I hope someday there will be an app which will compare the fare of Careem, Uber and any third company. Anyone who creates it, please remember my this post as this is my idea and label me the co-founder. :)

 

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Property Websites in Pakistan

I’m a big fan of internet technology when I wanted to do anything like shopping and searching for stuff for me. Because it gives me more power to do something without much hassle. I’m writing this post just to share my recent experience in property websites. I was looking for a rented shop somewhere in Lahore but while searching for it, I faced a serious problem. The problem was that after 5-10 listings, every website showed the properties 3-6 months old. That isn’t fruitful for any of us. There could be a chance that it is not already rented out but my success rate was 0%. I had to face this problem in Lamudi.Pk, HomesPakistan.com, Bastee.Pk and Zameen.com. I don’t know whether the property portal sites owners know about this problem or not. There should a system on a website that it automatically deletes this type of properties after sending a confirmation email to the listing owner. It would help us find the right property with less headache. Yes I said headache. Don’t know whether you agree with me about this term or not but it is definitely a headache for me. Because you have to analyze many factors. If I would be the owner of any website like this, I would prefer to add more options in search.

An Open Letter To European Union

An Open Letter To European Union From A Common Human and Citizen Of This World

If you have problems with Pakistan Hanging terrorists, We invite you to grant them visas for European Countries for permenent stay.

Pakistan is fighting a war against global terrorism and has been forced to take these barbarians. You take these terrorists , fly them in – club class, lodge them in 5 star hotels , get them married , absorb them in your society and look after their human rights. Let us look after the human rights of 60,000 pakistani families who have suffered human losses at the hands of these barbarians.

Please stop your biased decisions and let this only world that is meant for us all be peaceful. If you still confused, please first look at the human rights of palestine and help them to get their rights and land from your illegitimate baby Israel.

Why Warid Didn’t Get The 3G or 4G License in Pakistan?

Well here is the big news from Pakistan for the Pakistani people that we got 3G and 4G. It was the need of the time when Pakistani Telecom Sector is booming with the new innovations. There are still number of 3G handsets in the market and even in low prices. It will directly hit the better economic perspective. One more thing that’s awesome is that it will really help in e-commerce which is growing day by day in Pakistan. I congratulate Zong for getting 3G and 4G license. Dear Ufone, Mobilink and Telenor! Congrates to you as well for getting 3G.

Hey… What about Warid? It is sad that Warid didn’t acquired any license. Warid is said to be the glowing choice for postpaid loyal and satisfied subscribers. But the question is still there that why they didn’t go in to 3G auction? It is a secret and not disclosed properly yet that Warid is being acquired by Zong in coming months. This statement justifies that in a press release, warid said that they will directly go to the most advanced technology and in Pakistan, 4G is the most advanced technology so far. It also justifies the absence of warid in the auction. I don’t know exactly what is the financial status of Warid but this is the news from one of the Warid Employee.

Pakistan E-commerce Market Review and Future of Retail

Now a day, in our Pakistani market, online businesses are increasing. But there are many people who are afraid of shopping online. It is because they have some questions in their mind. What we think is that we’re getting busier in our daily life and we don’t have much time to many of the things. Pakistani people who are using internet on daily basis, they at least try to browse the internet once in a day just to take away their whole day tension. Now the question is that why they log in to the internet? Probably most of the people would say they use internet for social networking, watching videos and searching for their interest on Google. If we do such things, why we don’t go for the shopping on the internet? Question is simple but yet to answer by many netizens.

Many entrepreneurs are trying to offer their mind and dreams to the people through internet. Suppose if a website is selling fake products, do you think it would get more response from people? Absolutely not. You cannot sale fake things as people would bang your company. Now the second part is payment. How would you prefer to pay? Isn’t it easy that you only pay when you received your product at your home or office? The best payment option from our point of view. There are number of other payment options available like Easy Paisa, Bank Deposit, and Money Transfer etc… but what we try is to make you feel safe when making online purchases. Though all are secure payment methods but it is the matter of trust. When you start putting on trust on online market, you will get ease in your life. We do not recommend every website as safe and secure. There could be spammers. You will see many reviews about the website you’re making purchase from. It would help you a lot.

There are lots of Online Stores currently operating in Pakistan like Symbios.pk, Daraz.pk, and tcsconnect.com. Let’s take an example. A newly launched initiative from Pakistan is JustBabyMart.Com. They’re offering newborn baby accessories like feeding bottles, baby bibs, nipples, pacifiers, training cups, gear items, baby bedding and clothing at market price with free shipping to all over Pakistan and on Cash on Delivery. It is one of the best options for those people who are away from their hometown and really wanted to gift or send their baby’s need without being there. All the products are on just one click away. You click on this, you click on that and then you check out and enter the address to send the goods. You’re done. Even if you’re not away from your hometown and if you’re at office and hate to go to the shops or super market just to buy few things for your baby, it will save your time. They can deliver your products same day.

We all know very well that west is going forward in terms of technology and they are living a very good life. It is all because they follow the latest trends and make smart choices. If we start to shop online, we could see the dramatic change in our life. It is one of the cheapest ways to start your own business and ultimately helps in reducing unemployment. The online retailing market is growing very fast in Pakistan and we think that before it is too late, just move on to the next step. We’re predicting that Pakistani Online Retailing will surely touch the heights of success.

Brain Tumor is Spreading in Tribal Areas Of Pakistan

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Brain Tumor is spreading at a high speed in the tribal areas of Pakistan. Many people who belongs to the tribal areas in Pakistan are admitted in the hospital. Experts have said that there are some rays that omits from the blast have affected the lives of the people over there. There are two types of brain tumors. One is Primary Brain Tumor and it can be cured by operation. The other one is Malignant Brain Tumor. In this tumor, there are some cells of Cancer which can affect the other parts of the brain and sometimes other parts of the bodies. The main reason of this type of tumor is Radiation. According to the health report in 2011, they reported 130 affected people. In 2012, the number has been increased by 20%.  According to health experts, the brain tumor is more dangerous as compared to other types of Tumors. If it is not reported early, there could be bad outcomes.

Source: Geo News