Uber today became the first ridesharing company in Sri Lanka to launch the ‘Tuk Rentals’ service, which will allow you to book your favourite mode of transport, a tuk and its driver for several hours with the liberty to make multiple stops along a journey, just as you would with your own personal vehicle.
The 24×7 service allows you to do more by the hour at an affordable price point of LKR 399 for a one-hour/ ten km package with the option of selecting from multiple hourly packages that can be booked up to a maximum of 8-hours.
We know that Tuks are the preferred mode of transport for tens of thousands of Sri Lankans, and we hope to enhance rider experience by offering mobility solutions that fit the needs of citizens as they resume travel in the new normal. Tuk Rentals will provide riders a personalised experience with greater flexibility and convenience in situations where they need to run many errands or make several stops without having to worry about booking multiple trips.
To maintain the highest standards of safety and hygiene while travelling, we have launched a comprehensive set of safety measures, such as the Go Online Checklist, a mandatory mask policy for both riders and drivers, pre-trip mask verification selfies for drivers, and an updated cancellation policy allowing both riders and drivers to cancel trips if they don’t feel safe.
Additionally, we have invested 10 million LKR for purchasing cleaning supplies and protective equipment for drivers and delivery partners which includes masks, sanitisers and disinfectants. Just last month, we had announced a partnership with Dettol to distribute disinfectants to drivers for sanitising cars and to display in-car education placards, with safety advisories for riders and drivers.