Ride-sharing platforms have become popular in a comparatively short time. They have not only brought about a significant change in the modality of urban public transportation but have also offered an opportunity to the riders to make a decent income at their convenience. These platforms are, however, yet to be regulated and address safety concerns raised at times by the stakeholders.
KATHMANDU, Dec 28: As disgruntled riders staged a protest demanding the commission rate be reduced to eight percent, Pathao Nepal has clarified that it has been taking 20 percent of fare as commission from passengers as per the international standard.
KATHMANDU, March 12: Bowing to protest by the Nepal Meter Taxi Entrepreneurs Association (NMTEA), the Department of Transport Management issued an official notice on Wednesday banning the use of private vehicles by paying passengers.
KATHMANDU, March 11: Issuing a fresh public notice today, the Department of Transport Management under the Ministry of Physical Infrastructure and Transport banned the use private vehicles for public transport.
Only the riders know how efficient and affordable services Pathao and Tootle have been providing. You only have to have an app in your android mobile, you can track where they are and you can call them to pick you. Within minutes of placing demand for service in the app, taxis and motorbikes come up to your doorsteps.
KATHMANDU, Nov 21: The government has banned the use of private vehicles for public transport, apparently with a view to restrict various popular ride-hailing services currently in operation in Kathmandu Valley.
KAHMANDU, Nov 21: The government has banned the use of private vehicles for public transport, apparently with a view to restrict various popular ride hailing services currently in operation in Kathmandu Valley.
KATHMANDU, Aug 12: Nepal Meter Taxi Entrepreneurs’ Association (NMTEA), an umbrella organization of registered taxis, is mulling over operating app-based tax services like Pathao and Uber in the capital. Their move comes after Pathao, an app-based ride-hailing service, last week launched its taxi service by including registered cabs and private cars.
KATHMANDU, Jan 16: Due to extra workload, Tilak Dhital, 20, of Kathmandu’s Samakhusi occasionally works up to 7:30 pm at his Baneshwar-based office. Since finding public vehicles at such hours is rare, Dhital made use of the service of two-wheeler ridesharing companies such as Tootle and Pathao.