Rapido Launches Auto-Rickshaw Booking Service, Targets Expansion To 50 Cities
Ride-hailing app Rapido launched auto-rickshaw booking service, Rapido Auto, across 14 cities with plans to expand the ‘Rapido Auto’ service to 50 cities by the end of the year.
Rapido also plans to onboard around five lakh driver-partners in the next six months.
Talkin about the ways of commuting post-COVID-19, Aravind Sanka, Rapido Co-founder, said auto-rickshaws have emerged as a preferred way of commuting post-COVID-19 pandemic after bike taxis.
Aravind said, “While the auto service industry is highly penetrated, it has only 5% of its existing market online. Through Rapido Auto, we aim to offer commuters another safe and affordable option for their everyday commute, apart from our bike taxi service, that is standardised in pricing and operation.”
As per the company, Rapido Auto service will be available at meter price with an additional minimal convenience fee.
Aravind Sanka also talked about previously raised funds and said the funds raised by the company last year are sufficient to build the business even during these unprecedented times.
Aravind Sanka added, “We are using our experience from technology and geographical presence to expand our offerings to existing users from bike taxi to logistics and now auto. Rapido Auto aligns with our vision of providing an accessible, affordable, safer, and convenient mode of transportation.”
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