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Ethiopia’s App Based Taxi Service ZayRide Expands into West Africa

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Ethiopia’s first app-based Taxi Service, ZayRide is increasing its reach beyond Addis Abada. The company has decided to expand into West Africa with the help of Liberian web solutions firm Hak Technologies. This is a major step by the taxi service unit to offer smart transportation option to people with the replacement of old cabs from the region.

Over the last few years, three taxi services namely RIDE, ZayRide and ETTA have come into existence in the African nation. These three transportation entities have played a crucial role in easing the life of native people by providing them with excellent transportation services. Launched in 2016, ZayRide will see a big move in the near future as its founder, Habtamy Tadesse has announced that around 200 cars will be introduced in this Ethiopian on-demand taxi service.

Ethiopia which enjoys over 100-million people has remained out of reach of the private sector operations because the government had instituted a centralized economic model in this region. Because of the restrictions on private sector entities, the landlocked region has failed to grow well. Habtamu launched the taxi service, ZayRide after he failed to hail a taxi on demand but he faced a lot of opposition from regulators as they were confused between registering it as a transport company or software company.

All over the globe, the taxi industry is evolving at a massive rate as people don’t want to ride in their own vehicle due to increasing congestion on the roads. Even for a long ride, people consult taxi services as they want to have a comfortable journey. People usually hail a taxi from the airport to travel for a long distance. This has contributed to the growth of the taxi industry on a large scale. Long Distance Taxi JFK Airport is one such service which has got benefitted due to the increasing demand for a taxi for long distance from airports.

Jenny is one of the oldest contributors of Bigtime Daily with a unique perspective of the world events. She aims to empower the readers with delivery of apt factual analysis of various news pieces from around the World.

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8 Things to do in Croydon, London

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There is so much more to Croydon than the Boxpark that attracts a lot of visitors to the area. If  you have not yet explored the South London borough or need new things to do there, we’ve put together your ultimate guide below:

1. Exciting Escape Rooms

Address: Grants Entertainment Centre, 14 High Street, Croydon. CR0 1Y

An Escape Room is an hour-long adventure that you can enjoy with anyone, including colleagues, family or friends. Get locked in a room for an hour and work through clues and puzzles to unlock the door and escape within 60 minutes. Its a great way to spend an hour and it is going to leave you wanting more!

2. The 50p Building

Address: 12-16 Addiscombe Road, Croydon.

Towering over Croydon with its unique coin-shaped structure, this concrete block is quite the landmark for tourists. Formerly known as The 50p Building, it has become a celebrated example of British architecture under the new name of No1 Croydonand is currently housing office blocks so whilst you can stand in amazement, you cant go inside.

3. Oxygen Freejumping

Address: Unit 5, The Colonnades, Purley Way, Croydon. CR0 4RQ

You can bounce your way from trampoline to trampoline, vault the podiums, twist down the tumble tracks and rebound off the walls, which are also trampolines or play dodgeball, volleyball and basketball whilst jumping! Great fun for people of all ages!

4. Funhouse

Address: 91-101 High St, Croydon CR0 1QF

Embrace your inner child and dive right into one of two enormous ball pits at Fun House. If that is not your thing then there’s table-tennis and pool tables for the adults, not to mention cocktails and ball pits with a bar to quench your thirst.

5. Addington Hills Viewing Platform

Address: 007 Postmill Cl, Croydon CR0 5HL

Gaze across towards London and over Croydon, spotting famous landmarks whilst you dine 460 feet above sea level from the top of Addington Hills. You can see as far as Fulham and Epping Forest and even Windsor Castle on a particularly clear day. Its quirky, exciting and a great way to spend a few hours!

6. Croydon Minster Tower

Address: Church St, Croydon CR0 1RN

The predominantly medieval tower is 125 feet high to the top of the pinnacles while the church itself is almost 150 feet long and the main body of the church is an impressive 92 feet high. The church is steeped in history – Six Archbishops of Canterbury were buried in the Minster. An absolute must for history and architecture lovers.

7. Cronx Brewery

Address: Unit 6, Vulcan Business Centre, Vulcan Way, New Addington, Croydon CR0 9UG

You have the option of calling into the brewery on Vulcan Way to buy some beer to take home or if you prefer just sit back and enjoy a pint or two whilst visiting The Cronx Bar in Boxpark food and drink complex. Its the ideal spot for enjoying some down time after a busy day exploring.

8. BoxPark

Address: 99 George St, Croydon CR0 1LD

Aside from focussing solely on food and drink, Boxpark Croydon also has a fully functioning bar – BEATBOX. Every Thursday, Boxpark Croydon brings pioneering urban and electronic music to BEATBOX with a selection of events featuring legendary and up-and-coming DJ’s and performers.

Youll never be short of things to do in Croydon. Our list of attractions is designed to give you plenty of options, helping you to stay busy when in the area.

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