Startups like Rapido, Baxi, and Uber and Ola are betting on low-cost bike taxis to solve the last-mile connectivity problem
With regulations in their favour, bike taxi startups are setting up shop, one city at a time
Multiple business models are being deployed by different players: subscription-based, peer-to-peer ridesharing and commission-based models
Incremental players like Uber and Ola, too, are joining the race. They want to acquire new customers and convince them to use their core products
Surprisingly, women are taking to the service; Companies say that it’s a safer, cheaper and convenient alternative to the existing public transport
In November 2015, when Aravind Sanka and his two fellow ex-IITians, Rishikesh SR and Pavan Guntupalli, were looking at opportunities to pivot from their on-demand intra-city truck service startup theKarrier, they found themselves pontificating on a rather simple life query; how can a common man travel from one place to another, with maximum convenience and affordability?
The answer to this question should have been, on two legs.
Another matter altogether that the founders thought of motor bikes as the ideal. Sanka describes them as the “ultimate solution” and launched an on-demand bike-taxi…
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