Dhaka : Uber, the world's largest on-demand ridesharing company, on February 11 announced the launch of operations in Sylhet.
Uber rode into Sylhet with one of their most popular products UberMOTO.
Bangladesh is currently the largest Moto market in the Uber universe and the Sylhet launch is a reiteration of the popularity of the product.
In November 2018 Uber announced, that with more than 100,000 driver partners, nearly 2,500 weekly sign ups to drive on Uber, Bangladesh is expected to contribute 25 per cent of Uber's growth in the region in 2019.
On average, you can find an Uber in less than five minutes in both Dhaka and Chittagong and 13 per cent of Uber's rider base now use Uber almost six times a week.
The launch in Sylhet further reiterates Uber's commitment to Bangladesh.
"We continue to be overwhelmed by the love we receive from riders and drivers in Bangladesh. At Uber we have the unique opportunity to combine global technological excellence and local knowledge and insight to provide convenient mobility options in our cities. We are thrilled to launch our 3rd city in Bangladesh, Sylhet, and be able to provide mobility options and flexible income opportunities to the people of Sylhet. UberMOTO has proven to be the most efficient way to get around with and average speed of 16-17 km/h versus 11-12 km/h on cars. UberMOTO will provide a faster and more convenient option for connectivity in the city," said Prabhjeet Singh, Head of Cities, Uber, South Asia.