Grab Thailand announces launch of new car pooling service in Bangkok

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Travelers in Bangkok will soon be able to use car pooling to make journeys in the capital.

Grab Thailand the biggest operator of its kind in the country and region is advertising for drivers and customers after announcing the expansion as part of its fourth year of operation.

Customers will be able to travel for a flat rate of 50 baht in the scheme referred to as “Grab Hitch“.

It is being trialed first in Bangkok after receiving good reviews in Singapore where it has ben run already. Other cities in Thailand are expected to be offered the service after the trial.

Uber rival Grab now operates in Bangkok, Phuket, Chiang Mai, Chonburi (Pattaya), Ubon and Khon Kaen.

They are in five other countries in Asia namely the Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia and Singapore.

Some 500,000 drivers are on their books across the region operating out of 36 cities.

Grab Hitch is referred to as “social car pooling” in which the consumer can choose the route, vehicle and driver using an application.

The company said they are promoting the idea to help their business while reducing traffic and helping lessen pollution at the same time compared to regular public transport.

The company has expanded considerably since they inception three years ago and are now No 1 in Thailand in the field.

Via: Daily News

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