India | 30th October 2020: Rapido, India’s largest bike taxi platform, today announced the start of it’s services in the financial capital of the country, Mumbai. Rapido will allow Mumbaikars to book bike taxis for their everyday commute from the comfort and safety of their home. Rapido aims to make first and last mile connectivity for customers and Captains (driver partner) in the city, convenient as well as easily accessible.
Rapido fares in the city will be as low as INR 6/km making it the most affordable everyday commute option for the city of Mumbai. As an introductory offer to the city of Mumbai, the bike taxi player is offering up to 50% off on the first ride.
On the launch of Rapido bike taxi services in Mumbai, Mr. Aravind Sanka, Co-Founder, Rapido, said, “The pandemic gave us an opportunity. It left almost 8 million daily commuters of the Mumbai travel looking for alternate mode of travel. As the city builds back from COVID 19, there is a demanding need for an accessible, affordable, and safe everyday commute option. We believe, Rapido with it’s innovative and successful model will be able to address that need.”
Rapido also offers local youth in a city it operates in, an earning opportunity, across it’s 100+ city presence. In Mumbai, Rapido has on-boarded 2000 Captains to kickstart the operations.
“We plan to provide earning opportunities to the youth of Mumbai. In the next 2 years, we aim to onboard 2 Lakh Captains onto Rapido’s bike taxi platform.”, adds Aravind.
Rapido recently announced several initiatives towards maintaining safety and following guidelines to protect the customer and the Captain, including the innovative Safety back shields for bike taxi rides. The captains are expected to sanitize and clean the seats and all customer accessible areas, post every ride, along with mandatory usage of masks during the entire ride by the Captains and the passengers. The company also introduced new policy support where the company provides free cancellation if Captains or customers are without a mask.
Customers have to download the app, log in to their account and book a Rapido Ride, through their iOS/Android phones.