The regional transport authority has given a go ahead to a private contractor to launch two-wheeler contract carriages around the city of Gurgaon.
The Government authorities have agreed to allow two-wheeler carriages to provide services to commuters for last-mile connectivity to their destination. The two-wheeler taxis, will provide connectivity to areas like schools, colleges, offices and residential areas from metro stations or bus stops. The tariff for passengers from Huda City Centre to Cyber Park or from Sikanderpur to Cyber Hub would supposedly cost around Rs. 25 on these bikes.
The services will be provided by an agency called ‘Baxi’. It is owned by 74 BC Technologies Private Limited which is a Gurgaon-based company started by Ashutosh Johri and Manu Rana, both of whom are from IIT, Delhi. They said that these services will start by the end of November with 100 motorbikes from companies like Bajaj and Hero MotoCorp, all of which are brand new and hence registrations of these vehicles are taking time.
The agency said that all their riders will be trained to be completely hygienic, etiquette and safe along with all other aspects focused on comfort and safety of the passenger. Also the pilots will have extra helmets and hair nets for pillion passengers. The motorcycles will be visible clearly even from a distance with all riders wearing uniforms.
Gurgaon will be the second city in India after Goa to provide such two-wheeler services, while countries such as China, Cambodia, Philippines, Indonesia, Brazil, Thailand, Vietnam, Cameroon and Sweden already have such two-wheeler taxi services.