App-based ride-hailing service Rapido has launched a new two-wheeler, bike taxi rental service called RapidoRental in the Indian market that now caters to six cities which includes Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Jaipur. RapidoRental brings the two-wheeler rental concept for the first time in the Indian market and targets customers which need a taxi for multi-point tasking at different locations but do not want to get into the hassle of booking a separate taxi each time and waiting for the ride to arrive.
How Does It Work?
The RapidoRental bike taxi is available in 1 hour, 2 hours, 3 hours, 4 hours and 6 hours packages that come with a base fare price for the duration limit and distance. Beyond the package, there is a per kilometre and per minute charge. By default, customers are also allotted a dedicated captain that stays with the customer for the entire journey and duration. The dedicated Captain (Driver Partner) is especially beneficial when customers want to go shopping to multiple locations, house hunting, work or personal use, etc.
The RapidoRental starts with an INR 99 package which includes a distance limit of 10 km and a time of 1 hour, INR 199 for 2 hours and 20 km, INR 299 for 3 hours and 30 km, INR 399 for 4 hours and 40 km and INR 599 for 5 hours and 60 km. Beyond the package allowance, the company charges INR 10 per km and INR 1.5 per minute.
Safety and Ease of Use
RapidoRental takes several initiatives to make sure the Captains (Driver Partners) and the customers safety especially during the COVID-19 pandemic situation. It is also necessary for Captains to sanitize and clean the vehicle and all customer accessible areas after every ride, and it is mandatory usage of masks during the entire ride by the Captains as well as the passengers. The company has also introduced a new policy where the company allows free cancellation in case the customer or driver-partner is not wearing a mask.