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31 Jan 2019 | 11:23 AM UTC

Bangladesh: Ridesharing app launched in Dhaka January 31

Bangladesh News Alert

New multi-passenger and multi-destination ridesharing app launched in Dhaka January 31

TIMEFRAME expected from 1/31/2019, 12:00 AM until 1/31/2019, 11:59 PM (UTC). COUNTRY/REGION Dhaka

Event

On Thursday, January 31, a new multi-passenger and multi-destination ridesharing app called 'Buddy' was launched in the capital Dhaka. The service consist in microbuses leaving from Dhanmondi, Mirpur-1 and Uttara, with six to ten passengers allowed at one time.

Context

The Dhaka region, the largest urban and demographic centre in Bangladesh, is home to about 20 million people. For years, travels within the capital were difficult due to significant traffic jams and hazardous driving conditions.

Advice

Individuals in Bangladesh are advised to remain vigilant when driving due to poor vehicle and driving conditions.

 

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