Did you know there are only 3.5 million vehicles in Karachi while the population is 22 million? There is a huge disparity between the number of people who want to be mobile and the number of vehicles that can actually move them. And this isn’t just an issue in Karachi – for every 1,000 people in Pakistan there are only 13 cars. In a congested city like Karachi, it’s a no brainer that the concept of carpooling should be adopted by commuters. But what exactly is carpooling and why should one consider jumping on the band wagon?
Carpooling is when a group of two or more people regularly travel to work or school together. Everyone can either take turns and use their car to drive or you can use a platform like Roshni Rides where it’s the same dedicated car and driver every day. Which ever method you choose, there are many added benefits of incorporating carpooling into your life.
- Save on fuel. Sharing a car with two or three other people means your fuel cost could get cut in half!
- Less stressful. I think most drivers in Karachi can agree that driving in this city can be very stressful. By choosing to carpool, you can sit back and relax, listen to music or sleep during your commute. When you’re sharing the responsibility of driving, you no longer feel the tension behind the wheel on a daily basis.
- The most social commuting option. Unlike taking public transportation where you most likely see different faces each day, having a dedicated carpool commute with the same people can lead to creating some great long lasting relationships!
- Better for the environment. Ride sharing means less cars on the roads and less traffic and emissions.
Overall, carpooling is something you can feel good about! Give yourself a pat on the back.