LAHORE (Web Desk) – A group of Lahore-based Young entrepreneurs have launched a Uber-like service for rickshaws to assist the commuters in finding the most convenient form of transport in the city.

According to media reports a pilot version of the service, which is being administered by a group of six youngsters, has been launched in two upscale neighbourhoods of the city and is quickly growing popular.

“After graduating in software engineering, we got an opportunity to be associated with the Punjab government´s Plan9 which has been crafted to help young software engineers to develop their own projects, and we successfully launched transport applications for the commuters,” the 25-year-old CEO Shahmir Khan was quoted in media reports.

“Taxis and private cars are expensive to rent in the historic city, Pakistan´s second-largest, and public buses and vans are often over-crowded. We are getting great response from the commuters and have started receiving calls even in the late night hours,” he said.