Bike taxi operator Rapido rebrands rider app to ramp up network

RapidoBike taxi operator Rapido has rebranded its rider app to Rapido Captain as it looks to get more riders on its network and strengthen its positioning as a pooling platform. The app was earlier called Rapido Partner. Using Rapido Captain, riders can join the startup’s bike-pooling network. The customer-facing side of the app, however, will […]

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Exclusive: Uber puts a pause on bike-taxi service in Faridabad

Screenshot_2017-01-03-19-34-55-684_comUS-based cab-hailing firm Uber’s bike taxi service UberMOTO seems to be unavailable in Faridabad. Users have claimed that they attempted to book the service multiple times, but failed to register a ride. This week, TechCircle.in too tried booking a bike taxi on UberMOTO on three days (Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday) at various times during the […]

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New taxi guidelines offer a great deal of relief to Ola, Uber

OLA_UBER_JUNAID_FThe new taxi operations guidelines prepared by the central ministry of road transport and highways provide a crucial breather for taxi aggregators Ola and Uber as they continue experimenting countless methods to achieve profitability in the fast growing cab-hailing market in India. In its report submitted to the Delhi High Court, the Ministry of Road […]

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Exclusive: Bike taxi app Rapido adds pooling to its offerings

For-Rapido-Story_ThinkstockPhotos-4976857122In its bid to improve unit economics, bike taxi app Rapido has added bike-pooling to its offerings. The startup will now offer both bike-pooling and regular bike taxis to consumers looking to hail two-wheeler rides. The new business strategy comes in the wake of a fund raise plan. Existing investors, including AdvantEdge, have already committed […]

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Baxi ties up with Suzuki, Bajaj and Faircent, aims to add 10,000 bikes

For-Baxi-Story_02Gurgaon-based 74 BC Technologies Pvt. Ltd, which runs on-demand motorcycle taxi service Baxi, plans to add 10,000 two-wheelers this financial year. For this, Baxi has tied up with Fairassets Technologies which runs Faircent, a peer-to-peer (P2P) lending company, to facilitate easy loans for individuals who wish to purchase new bikes, with down payments starting from […]

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