Why India’s mobility problems need to be solved locally

Ownership of personal vehicles has had a tremendous impact on mobility. New solutions have made their way into the Indian market. These solutions claimed to help commuters get to their destination with much more ease than ever before. The solutions being referred to are the arrival of taxi services in India. These were looked upon as a beacon of hope. Finally, there was an answer in sight that would address the missing part of the mobility puzzle by marrying convenience with cost. Alas, that wasn’t the case, and the mobility problems of the average Indian remain far from solved.

The effortlessness of booking a ride with ease brought with itself long wait hours. The ease of commuting was suddenly burdened with opaque pricing policies. At the same time, traffic congestion has had a dramatic upsurge in India. Congestion which often leads to slow urban mobility impairs one's quality of life and is bad for the economy as well. There are no Indian cities that can claim to be congestion-free. Be it Hyderabad, Bengaluru, Patna or Bhopal, the mobility and congestion problem only seems to be getting worse with time.

So, how does one deal with it without asking people to sacrifice mobility and convivence while at the same time offer better solutions than what exists at this given moment?
The answer is to look inward. The mobility and congestion problems that we are facing can be best solved by searching for local solutions instead of trying to implement formulas that were not built for the peculiar difficulties that Indians face when commuting back and forth on a daily basis.

One such solution that is already changing the landscape of daily commute is Rapido. Our bike taxi app is currently available in multiple cities including Hyderabad and Bengaluru and is changing the definition of the commute for regular commuters. Available on iOS and Android, Rapido is an easy to use app that enables you to book your ride with just a few taps. The app makes it a point to have a fair and transparent fare system, thus ensuring you know what you are paying for. The idea behind Rapido is to help you get wherever you want in the least amount of time with the least amount of hassle and in the most economical way. We make sure that all of our drivers are verified as well as insured, thus keeping your safety as a paramount objective.

Headquartered in Bengaluru, we have already completed 6 million rides and is very much on our way addressing the mobility and connectivity problem in urban India. Rapido is the preferred mode of transportation for many and can be a game changer for you as well. Designed for modern India, Rapido makes it a point to add the factor of expediency to your daily commute.

You can improve your commute and make it better and more economical by downloading the Rapido app today!