Ride sharing app Indrive has started using private cars for ride sharing as well. While other ride-sharing companies use taxis for four-wheelers, InDrive has started to include private cars as well.
However, the company has not made any official announcement on this matter. But Indrive has already registered a number of private four-wheeled vehicles in Nepal and started providing services through them. However, it is not clear how many private cars have been connected to InDrive.
Also, the way to legally use two-wheeled private vehicles for ride sharing is not yet open. In the context of new services coming along with the development of technology, the government has turned a blind eye to the use of private motorcycles in ride sharing even though it has not been able to make the necessary laws.
In such a case, there is no clear border line that only two wheels can be used in private vehicles and four wheels cannot be used in ride sharing. When contacted Pavit Nanda, Public Relations Manager of InDrive for South Asia, did not want to open up about the matter.
Also, InDrive is operating in Nepal without being officially registered. The company has already registered an application with the necessary documents for registration under the Foreign Investment and Technology Transfer Act at the Department of Industry.
“Though the application was registered on 17 October 2022, the registration is taking longer than expected,” the company’s press release said.
However, the company has been saying that it does not do any profit-making activities in Nepal and does not even take commission from the drivers. “InDrive is helping the local economy expand by creating additional income-generating opportunities,” the press materials further stated.