Grab has taken a step to expand its ride hailing service to a second city in Myanmar.
The Singaporean based ride hailing company has expanded its coverage to Mandalay with GrabBike. The service was introduced as a beta test on 7 December.
Mandalay second largest city in Myanmar with no public transportation system. Bikes are the primary means of moving around the city in Mandalay.
A Mandalay city citizen told Duwun that GrabBike pricing beats the taxi fare in Mandalay.
A GrabBike trip from Mingalar Mandalay to Zaycho Market, a 6.6km trip would cost about MMK2,500 which is cheaper than market rate in getting a cab, a Mandalay citizen told Duwun.
“It would have cost MMK7,500 if I were to take a taxi” said Htut Myat, the Mandalay Citizen
There are four players in the Myanmar ride hailing app market – Uber, Grab, OwayRide and Hello Cab.
Grab entered Myanmar in March with over 6,000 drivers and 25,000+ bookings according to press release.
Its main competitor Uber also came to Myanmar in April.