SIBU: The public will now have more transport options with GrabCar extending its service to Sibu town next month.
The ride-sharing service company is actively recruiting drivers.
GrabCar spokesman Sulainee Shapiee, said so far, 50 people have signed up to be drivers.
He expected the numbers to increase when the company holds a briefing tomorrow at Medan Hotel.
The launch of the service, he said, would take place between May 3 and 5 by their representatives from Kuala Lumpur.
He expects the service to be well received by the public because the ride-sharing service will be offering cheaper fares than taxis, at RM1 per km.
“In terms of recruitment, we will not accept cars registered in 2006.
“For cars manufactured between 2007 and 2010, we will inspect the condition first before accepting them.
“Cars registered in 2011 and beyond will definitely be accepted,” he said.
Shipping executive Albert Tay said he looked forward to using the service to send his children to school when he is busy or out of town.
Another Sibu resident who only wanted to be known as Wong, was happy that the service would be extended to Sibu.
“I can now use GrabCar to go to the airport. It cost me RM50 by taxi to the airport, which is very high.
“With Grabcar, I can save a lot on the fare,” she said.