Burdy, a new cab-hailing app, launched operations in Delhi-NCR on Thursday. It will soon be extended to other metros.

But unlike its rivals Uber and Ola, the company will get its revenue from a licensing fee rather than commission per ride from drivers. Rishabh Srivastava, Burdy’s co-founder and CEO, said: “We will not get any commission fee from drivers. But there is a platform licensing fee of ₹2,000 a month. There is no surge pricing and rides start at ₹6 per km.”

At present, cash is the only payment option but other options, such as cards, BHIM, UPI and Paytm, will be available soon.

The company has got 12,000 drivers on board in Delhi-NCR. It is in talks to tie up with a security company, so that help will arrive at the rider’s location within 15 minutes of hitting the SOS button. This facility will be available within a week, said Srivastava.

Other services

Burdy also plans to offer plumbing and carpentry services in 3-6 months. The bootstrapped start-up is in talks with investors for funds.