inDrive is now officially registered as a company in Nepal

inDrive Official Launch in Nepal
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inDrive, the popular ride-hailing service has now officially arrived in Nepal. Although its service has been live for a few years in the Kathmandu valley, the Russian company has now formalized its services by officially registering as a company in Nepal. In this article, let’s get into the info and news surrounding inDrive’s official availability in Nepal.

inDrive Launch in Nepal Overview

inDrive’s official launch event happened today at Mariott Hotel, Nagpokhari Kathmandu with the presence of inDrive officials, IME Pay officials, and media persons. The brief program included some key points which we are gonna discuss below.

inDrive official launch event in Nepal
inDrive’s official launch event

10% service charge from drivers

inDrive inherently rose to fame due to the 0% commission policy for drivers and fare bargaining features for passengers. The latter one is thankfully staying while the former is getting some changes. Now, the company will charge 10% of the service charge (commission) from the drivers for each ride made.

inDrive Nepal

For example, a ride costing 200 rupees will incur a 20 rupees service charge to inDrive, from the driver’s side. inDrive also mentioned, that the 10% charge is inclusive of all the taxes and drivers do not have to pay extra.

Insurance is coming soon

One of the major concerning factors while using inDrive is the lack of insurance policies for both drivers and passengers. Multiple fatal incidents have happened in recent times with casualties, having to bear the loss of lives and expensive medical treatments. Finally, this ride-hailing app will bring an insurance facility. As per the officials, paperwork is going in the background and it will go live very soon.

Expansion to other areas

inDrive will not be limited to Kathmandu Valley only. It will expand to Pokhara and Bharatpur in the near future with more areas in the plan. There is no official roadmap as to when it will be available in the aforementioned areas though.

Cargo services too?

As we all know, inDrive also does courier services around the valley. Well, the company is now also seeking to introduce cargo services to deliver goods from in and out of the country. The date of commencement of cargo services is still under the curtain. And time will unfold it in the coming days.

IME Pay as the official payment partner

This rapidly growing ride-hailing service has now partnered up with one of the leading digital wallets in the country, IME Pay. If you peek through the homepage of the IME Pay app, you should notice the inDrive payments option. It’s already been here for a few days as long as I have noticed. But turns out, that this feature is now only available for drivers in order to settle their accounts.

inDrive IME Pay Partnership
inDrive Payment Option on IME Pay

An integrated feature for passengers is still yet to arrive. After all, you can easily use any wallet to pay the drivers as most of them accept digital payments anyway. But as far as I hope, inDrive and IME Pay collab might bring some exclusive offers, cashback, and points in the future.

About inDrive

inDrive, previously known as inDriver was originally founded by a group of Russian students back in 2012, in one of the coldest places on earth, Yakutsk. Available in over 700 cities in 47 countries, inDrive is one of the fastest-growing ride-sharing platforms.

It marked its presence in Nepal in mid-2022. With fare bargaining features of passengers, inDrive got an escalated number of users in a short time. Also, drivers had to pay no commission at all, this ride-hailing app stood as a strong competitor against Pathao, which takes 20% commission from each ride made.

With the official registration in Nepal, inDrive seeks to bring more features in the future by abiding by the laws of Nepal.

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