Rapido launches Mumbai operations

Press Trust of India Mumbai | Updated on October 30, 2020 Published on October 30, 2020

Mumbai is a big city and Rapido sees a lot of potential to grow here as the opportunities are vast   -  THE HINDU

Fares for the ride-hailing services in the city to be low at ₹6 per km; introductory offer: up to 50% off on first ride

Ride-hailing app Rapido on Friday announced the launch of its bike-taxi service here and said it plans to onboard two lakh bike drivers in the next two years as it expands operations further.

The platform currently caters to auto rickshaw and bike ride-sharing segments. It offers bike-taxi service to customers across 100 cities including tier-2 and tier-3 cities while the auto rickshaw services are available in 14 cities across 10 states.

“The pandemic gave us an opportunity (to enter the Mumbai market) ... It left almost 80 lakh daily commuters of Mumbai looking for alternate modes of travel. As the city builds back from Covid-19, there is a demanding need for an accessible, affordable, and safe everyday commute option.

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“We believe Rapido with its innovative and successful model will be able to address that need,” said Aravind Sanka, Co-founder, Rapido, in a release.

He said that Rapido is currently present in almost 100 cities pan-India with over 1.5 crore registered ‘captains’ (bike drivers), Rapido said, adding that “with the launch of Rapido in Mumbai, we want to target the daily local commuters and provide them with an accessible, affordable and first- and last-mile connectivity option to commute.”

“Mumbai is a big city and Rapido sees a lot of potential to grow here as the opportunities are vast,” he added.

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Rapido fares in the city will be as low as ₹6 per km, and as an introductory offer, customers can avail up to 50 per cent discount on the first ride, the release said.

“We also plan to provide earning opportunities as our aim is to onboard two lakh captains on Rapido’s bike taxi platform in the next two years,” Sanka said.

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Published on October 30, 2020
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