Rapido launches automatic reservation service based on the Rapido Auto application
Rapido Auto will allow commuters to book three-wheeled automatic rickshaws through the Rapido Auto app.
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Rapido is one of the largest bicycle taxi operators in India
India’s largest bicycle taxi operator, Rapido, has announced the launch of Rapido Auto services in 14 Indian cities in 10 states. The service will allow commuters to book three-wheel rickshaws for their daily trips from the comfort and safety of their homes. Rapido aims to standardize the pricing of services offered to motorists and customers. Rapido already offers bicycle taxi services in several Indian cities and also offers home shopping delivery services through the Rapido Store service.
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The service will be available at metered cost with a nominal additional convenience charge. The company plans to expand automotive services to 50 cities in India by the end of 2020. This is the first phase of the launch and Rapido has already onboarded 20,000 automotive captains (driver-partners) to date. It plans to embark over half a million over the next six months and interested motorists can embark on their own by downloading the Rapido Captain app or calling the Rapido helpline.
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At the launch of Rapido Auto, Aravind Sanka, co-founder of Rapido, said: “Cars have become a preferred form of transportation after the COVID-19 pandemic after bicycle taxis. Although the automotive service industry is heavily penetrated, it only has 5% of its existing market online. Thanks to Rapido Auto, we aim to offer commuters another safe and affordable option for their daily trips, in addition to our taxi-bike service, whose prices and operations are standardized. “
Each Rapido car will be powered by Rapido’s GPS technology, ensuring access to the continuous demand of customers around it. Thanks to Rapido Auto, users will be able to follow and share their journey in real time with their loved ones. Rapido Auto, like the Rapido Bike Taxi service, will have an in-app feedback mechanism to enable and ensure a safe and consistent experience for commuters.
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