Uber celebrated 6 years of operations in Bangladesh by announcing it has completed a billion kilometers in trips. To put things in perspective that’s enough kilometers to circumvent the Earth over 40,000 times. That’s enough kilometers to get to the Moon and back over 1,290 times.
The journey, which opened the country to app-based ridesharing, has taken Uber into as many as 20 cities in Bangladesh, helping millions of riders go wherever they need to.
Ever since its launch of operations, Uber has time and time again reinforced its commitment to safeguard each trip, and towards helping law enforcement agencies improve overall road safety.
Taking the commitment one step further, in partnership with Bangladesh Police, Uber today announced an initiative to train driver partners with the aim to raise awareness about traffic rules and regulations. The first round of training will be conducted by two officials from the Bangladesh police and a representative from Uber, where drivers would be educated about road safety, traffic rules and regulations, trip cancellations, offline trips, and cash cherry-picking.
Uber Head of Bangladesh & East India Ali Armanur Rahman, said, “We are thrilled and proud to have completed our 6th year of operations in Bangladesh. We are privileged to witness how the platform’s technology is empowering our youth, providing earning opportunities, and solving mobility challenges across the country. We want to take this opportunity to thank our community of riders and driver partners for their extraordinary support and loyalty.”