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Shohoz, Pathao, Uber Get BRTA License For Ride-sharing

Bangladesh Road Transport Authority (BRTA) has issued a ride-sharing license to three leading ride-hailing companies Shohoz, Pathao, and Uber after they started registering the app-based transportation services a few months ago. Several earlier reports suggest that a handful of other ride-hailing companies have either applied for the license or are in the process of getting one. 

While ride-hailing services started in Dhaka in 2016 with the launch of Uber in Dhaka, there was no regulatory framework for these new generation transportation companies until early 208. 

Analysis: Ride-hailing Guidelines, The Business Of Ride-Hailing, And Tech, Aggregator and Technology Policy

In June 2017, BRTA shared a proposed framework in the form of ride-hailing guidelines on its website titled “Ride-sharing Service Guidelines 2017” which was later got approved by the cabinet in January 2018. The guideline applies many benchmarks of Taxicab Service Guidelines 2010 such as fare into ride-hailing services. 

BRTA finally began registration of ride-hailing companies from July 01, 2019 almost 18 months after the guidelines were formulated for ridesharing services. Shohoz, Pathao, Uber are three leading ride-hailing players to get licenses after BRT began the registration. 

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