Bengaluru vehicle strike

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Bengaluru Protestors Throwing Eggs, Spit On Rapido, Cabs & Taxis

Shocking visuals of violence are coming to the fore from Karnataka's Bengaluru. Bandh was announced in Bengaluru today by Karnataka State Private Vehicles Owner Association. The private transporters are observing a strike and also protesting against the Congress government in Karnataka. They are allegedly protesting against the Shakti Scheme introduced by Siddaramaiah-led Congress government in Karnataka. The protest is taking a violent turn… read-more

Mon, 11 Sep 2023 - 03:02 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bengaluru Protest, Indian National Congress, Vehicles, Rapido, Bandh Call

Royal Enfield

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Rapido Driver Turns Up With Royal Enfield, Netizens Asks What's His Turnover?

A Bengaluru netizen shared a story of his Rapido driver, who showed up with a most dramatic-filmy entry. Ntish Patel said, he booked a rapido bike taxi, and his driver turned up in a Royal Enfield, with full swag. Not only this, the rider was an engineer full time employed with Kubernetes clusters, as DevOp head. Furthermore, in another twist, the rider and the customer, were associated with same company. 

Fri, 11 Aug 2023 - 01:34 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: biker, Rapido, Royal Enfield, Enginer, Bizarre Story

Courtesy: News 18


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'No Two Wheeler Taxis On Streets Of Delhi As Of Now,' Says Top Court

In a major setback for Rapidos and Uber moto Taxis, the Supreme Court said, "You can't run on streets as of now". In a hearing the Top Court said until the Delhi Government frames a policy for two-wheeler bikes, moto-taxis can't be on the streets. Meanwhile, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) led Delhi Government said they will frame a policy for two-wheeler taxis by June 30.

Mon, 12 Jun 2023 - 03:40 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Legal News, Two Wheeler Taxis, Rapido, Delhi Government(163), policy

Courtesy: NDTV

Rapido Bikes

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Banned Bike Taxis To Run On Delhi Roads Soon Again: Kailash Gahlot

In a relief to bike taxis, the Delhi Transport Minister Kailash Gahlot said that the law department has cleared the aggregator policy, which will help bike taxis like Ola, Uber moto and Rapido to ply on roads again. Recently, bike taxi services were stopped in Delhi, resulting in massive protests and unemployment to bike taxi drivers. Adopted in couple of months, new policy will allow electric bikes in Delhi.

Mon, 03 Apr 2023 - 01:53 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Bike Taxis, Rapido, Bikers, Kailash Gahlot, Automobiles

Courtesy: Auto Economics

Rapido Bike

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Why Govt Is Not Banning Alcohol But Taxi Bikes? Ask Bike Drivers

Thousands of ola, rapido and uber bike drivers questioned the recent ban on taxi bikes citing violation of Motor Vehicle Act, 1988. A rapid driver said, "How govt can ban it if it is feeding more than 20k families?" He further said, "If they are really concerned about the laws and morality, why don't they impose a ban on the sale of alcohol as it can kill the consumer." 

Sat, 04 Mar 2023 - 01:50 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Ola Bikes, Rapido, alcohol, Delhi Government(637), Motor Vehicle Act

Courtesy: India TV News

Bengaluru Autos

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Karnataka Transport Dept Bans Ola, Uber, Rapido Auto-Rickshaw Services

Ola, Uber and Rapido have been barred from providing auto-rickshaw services in Bengaluru.  The Karnataka Transport Department, issued a notice to 3 companies, asking to stop their rickshaw operations within three days. The decision came after commuters complained about the companies overcharging them even for short distances like 2-km, costing Rs 100. However, the cab services of Ola, Uber and Rapido will continue as usual, and ban is for… read-more

Fri, 07 Oct 2022 - 04:35 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Ola, Uber, Rapido, Karnataka Transport Dept, Bengaluru(241), Auto-Rickshaw Banned


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Rapido Hopes To Generate $300 Million Income In Fiscal Year 2022-23, Seeks Collaboration With State Govts

Rapido, bike-taxi aggregator, is aiming for $300 million in revenue in fiscal year 2022-23. Rapido, founded in 2015 by Aravind Sanka, Pavan Guntupalli, and Rishikesh SR, operates in over 100 locations across India. It is now looking forward to collaborating with several state governments in order to assist metro commuters and provide additional services. Rapido presently has over 3 million bike-taxi riders and over 3 lakh drivers in auto… read-more

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 - 08:57 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: Rapido, Central Government, revenue, FISCAL YEAR

Courtesy: DNA INDIA

Rapido Driver

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Netizens Astonished After Bengaluru Man Shares Chats With Rapido Driver

Twitter user Parag Jain posted a thread on August 15, in which he describes his interaction with the Bengaluru Rapido rider. Vignesh Nagabusanam, the rider's name, lost his job due to the coronavirus outbreak. He then made the decision to follow his lifelong ambition to become a film director. But because he had spent all of his money… read-more

Wed, 17 Aug 2022 - 06:00 PM / by Vidhi Jhunjhunwala

Tags: bengaluru, Rapido, conversation, COVID-19 outbreak, Director

Courtesy: NDTV

Representational photo: Rapido driver.

Photo: The Economic Times

Bike Taxi Platform Rapido Launches Hourly Rental Service In Six Cities

The Bike taxi platform, Rapido, has initiated an hourly rental service for its customers who are looking for public transport alternatives and to avoid multiple bookings. Rapido customers can rent vehicles for Rs 99 per hour for up to six hours. The service is currently operational in six cities - Bengaluru, Delhi-NCR, Hyderabad, Chennai, Kolkata and Jaipur. Moreover, Rapido's co-founder Aravind Sanka said that the company is currently… read-more

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 01:03 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Rapido, Bike Taxi, Aravind Sanka, Chennai, Hyderabad, Kolkata

Courtesy: The Economic Times