After Goa, Haryana has become the second state to approve bike taxis in India.
Bike taxis as a new concept has been creating a lot of buzz. Globally Bike Taxi service is offered in several countries like Sweden, China, Cameroon, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and Brazil.
74 BC Technologies Pvt Ltd will launch its bike-as-a-taxi service under the brand name “Baxi” by end of this month.
Baxi, the operating agency owned by a Gurgaon-based company, intends to cater to daily travelers looking to commute to their respective destinations from metro stations and bus stops.
Founded by Ashutosh Johri and Manu Rana, IIT Delhi alumni, the Bike Taxi or Baxi as it will be called, will provide quick and economical transport facilities in Gurgaon. The Baxi service is to be initially on offer over high traffic areas in the region while expansion over the entire city will follow in the coming months.
Pilots are well trained in the areas of etiquette and safety. They wear helmets themselves and carry helmets and hair nets for pillion riders while wet wipes are offered to customers at the end of the ride. Pilots are in uniform while bikes will be easily distinguished from a distance.
The company will acquire around 100 low cost motorcycles from Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp while complete checks on pilots will be conducted. The company has also hired ex-service men as managers and supervisors to maintain discipline among its Bike Taxi pilots. The ride is tracked in real time while both pilot and passenger will be provided with SOS buttons on the app.