Tehran Municipality has developed a ride-hailing application, called Carpino, after controversial services of the same applications of Snapp and Tap30, in the capital.
Long before, the newly created applications of Snapp and Tap30 had attracted lots of passengers as they could simply find the nearest driver by selecting their location and destination on the map and commute easily and safely 24- 7.
Carpino, as introduced by paly store, is an application which “connects taxi drivers and passengers allowing them to experience a safe, fast and convenient ride at just a few taps of button” on smart phones.
Paying by cash or credit cards, round trips, monitoring the trip route live, offering various discounts and offers, being notified about the drivers’ information and the taxis’ plate number prior to the trip and sharing it with others, and finally rating the drivers after the trips are of the benefits of such apps.
The apps are currently available in provinces of Tehran and Alborz.
The app is now offering services with 2,500 trained drivers and have succeeded in delivering some 2,600 rides during Noruz holidays (March 21 to April l2), ISNA news agency quoted deputy mayor for traffic and transport affairs Maziar Hosseini as saying.
Acquiring necessary permits from responsible bodies the app is the first to operate officially in the capital and currently some 12,500 drivers are waiting in the list to receive proper training to start their job as a driver, Hosseini explained.
In addition to the training courses all the drivers are obligated to obtain documents ensuring their mental and physical health, he added.
The application is totally safe, he said, adding, all drivers are very well-informed about the ways and they are able to enter traffic zones without facing any restrictions.