New RTA App Makes Carpooling Easier
Wish you could bag a lift to and from the office by someone else who’s driving the same way? Now our journeys could be about to get simpler, cheaper and even greener!
In a bid to ease congestion, Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched an innovative new carpooling app designed to link up motorists and would-be passengers.
Sharekni helps commuters search for others travelling along the same route, even displaying drivers and passengers on a map.
Other handy functions include a search function allowing users to find drivers or passengers who work for a specific firm or live in one emirate in particular.
Drivers enlisted in the service can only divide fuel costs among their passengers and aren’t allowed to impose any other charges.
The app is available in English and Arabic, with Tagalog, Urdu and Chinese versions planned.
INFO: 800 9090, sharekni.ae. Download for iOs at https://itunes.apple.com/ae/artist/roads-transport-authority/id395135035 and for Android at https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rta.ae.sharekni&hl=en