A new contender is jostling for space on India’s busiest streets. It has all the fizz and pop of a gig economy business poised to bubble into urban mobility’s next big thing. Zipping through well-funded VC lanes, breaking every rule in the book and creating a stir is the humble bike-taxi.
Globally, for cities with dense per capita indexes and broken public transport, unorganised bike-taxi services like ojeks in Indonesia and boda-bodas in Uganda have always existed. Their need is immense and prices dirt cheap.