Bike taxi platform Rapido has announced the launch of Rapido Rental Services, in six Indian cities, Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Jaipur. Introducing the concept of two-wheeler bike taxi rental services, the Raido aims to cater to customers who have to complete multiple tasks at different locations and want to avoid multiple bookings and waiting for the ride to arrive. Instead, under the Rapido Rental service, bike taxis can be booked for durations of 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours and 6 hours, and a dedicated Captain (Rapido driver partner) will be available with the customer throughout the trip.
On the launch of Rapido Rental, Aravind Sanka, Co-Founder, Rapido, said, "In the last months, we have noticed a rising need for multi-stop, affordable and easily accessible ride among customers, especially our high usage customers. With Rapido Rental, we aim to address the need of such users who have a use case of multi-point travel. This can be a short stopover to pick a few things from a local shop to longer/multiple stops related to work or personal use-cases such as for comprehensive shopping, house hunting, etc. We hope to provide a superior user experience and win -win situation for our customers and Captains."
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Every Captain (Rapido driver partner) will be eligible for this service and by default is enabled for Rental. The packages begin at ₹ 99 for 1 hour rental, going up to ₹ 599 for a 6-hour rental, with distance ranging from 10-60 km. Usage beyond the limit will be charged at ₹ 10 per kilometer. According to the company, the Rapido Rental concept was conceived as a result of customer usage data analysis that derived the demand as a result of people resuming normal life and wanting to complete their daily tasks outside the home in one go.
Rapido is a bike taxi service spread across India from Tier I to Tier III cities. A dedicated Rapido mobile phone app is available on iOS and Android, through which customers can book rides. The company intends to expand the Rapido Rental service in close to 100 cities that Rapido is present in currently.