Two wheeler taxi service provider, Bikxie, has launched its services in Gurgaon today (January 1, 2016). With this, the on-demand service aims to ease the problem of last mile connectivity in the Millennium City by offering a safe, speedy and highly convenient option to get to metro stations, bus stops or any other destination.
Speaking on the development, Mohit Sharma, co-founder & CEO at Bikxie said, “Gurgaon is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country. However, it continues to be plagued by issues related to the daily commute and especially last mile connectivity. Bikxie aims to eliminate these hassles by providing citizens with a fast, affordable and safe alternative to autos and rickshaws.”
Bikxie was founded by Mohit Sharma, Divya Kalia and Dennis Ching. The startup aims to ease the daily commute of college students and office goers as well as users in residential areas. The key USP of Bikxie is the safety aspect that is bundled into its services.
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Through the app, commuters can hail the two-wheeler taxis from metro stations, malls, popular markets, housing complexes and universities. The passengers can enquire about Bikxie’s services on the toll-free number 18001034685.
In the first phase, Bikxie’s services will be available in DLF Cyber City between 9 am and 7 pm. Initially, 10 bikes will be available for commuters. Bikxie will be a highly cost-effective solution with INR 10 for the first 2 kilometres and INR 5 for every subsequent kilometre.
Its services are currently available in Gurgaon. After expanding its reach to all areas of Gurgaon, the company will then look to tap other cities of Haryana.
Drivers are enrolled with Bikxie only after undergoing thorough police verification. They are then given comprehensive training, covering various aspects like customer management, safe driving practices, traffic rules and first-aid management.
The passengers can feed in a safety contact into the app. As soon as the trip starts, the safety contact gets a message with the driver’s name, bike number and phone number along with all trip details. When the ride ends, the safety contact is intimated again. Enhancing the safety quotient is the fact that comprehensive insurance is in place for both the driver and the passenger in case of any accidents.
Besides, to heighten the comfort and convenience of passengers, they are given a hair net to be worn before wearing the helmet to ensure maximum hygiene, and to offer protection from pollution, they are given masks for the trip and wet wipes at the end of it.
Bikxie raised seed funding from individual investment bankers and is in talks with some key angel investors for its next round of funding.
The players operating in this space include, Baxi and Mtaxi which were launched recently.
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