Rapido Bike has launched its two-wheeler taxi operations in Shillong.
This Bengaluru-based organisation offers a novel take on an age-old concept of transportation by replacing the conventional four-wheeler taxis with bikes.
The organisation wants to tackle the issues that commuters face due to heavy traffic conditions, especially during the morning rush hours.
It offers commuters the alternative option of a bike instead of a car or public transport to navigate through traffic snarls quickly and reach your destination on time.
In the wake of the launch, Rapido is currently offering introductory rates of just Rs 29 for 4 per km. It aims to simplify commuting for citizens and enabling them to navigate the small roads and traffic snarls conveniently, stated a press communiqué.
The app can be downloaded from the play store in an Android or IOS phone.
The travelers can book his or her ride by entering the pick-up and drop locations. A rider, also known as a Rapido ‘Captain’ will come and pick the traveler up from his or her location and drop the traveler off at the desired destination.
Suman Acharjee, city head of Rapido Bike at Shillong, said, “The Rapido concept is based around providing economical, convenient and high-quality transport facilities for solo commuters, especially those who need to travel far or have to get somewhere quickly. It can be someone who’s late for an exam or needs to get to a hospital for an appointment or in the event of an emergency. In such cases, a bike is invariably faster than a car or a bus. However, not everyone might have a bike or know how to ride one. That’s where Rapido comes into the picture.”
India’s largest bike taxi service, Rapido is now operational across 40 cities in India.
The main aim of Rapido is to provide economical, cost-effective, fuel-efficient and time-saving transport. With over a million customers and 30 million plus rides on this bike-taxi booking app, Rapido is striving hard to reach number of people every day and bring happiness in their lives by providing fast and affordable source of transport, the press communiqué added.
People can also sign up as Captains and earn a decent living.
Apart from this, Rapido also stresses on the employment opportunities for people. To be a Rapido Captain, one should have a two-wheeler, an Android phone, and a legal driving license.
They can sign up as Captains by downloading ‘Rapido Captain’ app from play store and earn a living. “Currently, many Rapido Captains in India earn up to Rs. 25K a month. Captains will also get free insurance worth Rs. 5,00,000. Rapido offers its Captains a part of the cost of the ride, along with many other benefits,” it added.