Chandigarh All Excited to Welcome Bike Taxis on Roads

Chandigarh is witnessing rapid urbanization and city expansion due to subsume of surrounding villages and evolving of smaller towns. Unfortunately, the boon of urbanization is concomitant with the bane of congested roads and the poor basic public transport.

The much-needed solution for Chandigarh transportation has finally been given the nod by recently allowing the operation of bike taxis on roads. Soon the roads of the city will experience bikes with yellow number plates written ‘bike taxi’ on it.

This news not only brings relief to the commuters but also brings a wave of happiness to the companies who can now invest in bike taxi services. With this, bike taxi start-ups will get a great boost, thus triggering the economic growth of the City Beautiful.

The UT administration has considered all required norms to ensure the safety and security of the passengers while formulating the policy for the operation of the bike taxi in Chandigarh. It has been strictly ordered that for riding the bike as a taxi, the concerned applicant must be an individual or a company registered under the Companies Act, 2013 or a firm registered under the Partnership Act, 1932.

Besides the mandatory police verification of the rider, the bike taxi driver has to carry a first-aid box and both driver and passenger have to wear ISI mark helmets. Further, the decent standards of comfort and hygiene have to be maintained by the service provider.

Although bike taxis have taken so long to come to the city because of the strict government regulations and the security concerns, especially for women passengers, however, tables turned for them due to the increasing demands of urban commuters to go for transport means that can manoeuvre their way through never-ending jams.

Some of the other factors, which act in the favour of these two-wheeler taxis, are:

Affordable Quick Rides

The bike taxi services offer value-for-money rides, as most commuters in the city belong to the price-sensitive middle-class families, so, commuters who use bike taxis spend remarkably less money than their counterparts who take cabs. Moreover, bike taxis reach the destination faster as they can squeeze through the huge snarl-ups.

Less pollution

The bikes release fewer carbon footprints than cars and buses. With the whole world straining for a sustainable future, people of Chandigarh have become more alert than ever and have started making wiser environment- friendly choices. For this reason, two-wheelers get more inclination for commuting, which does not have adverse effects on the surroundings.

Reduced Traffic Jam

The government of UT is leaving no stones unturned to regulate the vehicles on roads smoothly. This wise decision of introducing two-wheeler taxis can help in reducing the hideous jams that residents of Chandigarh face every day. Once its adoption is accelerated by the commuters, bike taxis can bring down the traffic congestion in the city to a great extent

Employment for Youth

The bike taxi industry is expected to create new jobs in the days to come, providing employment opportunities to the hundreds of youth in the City Beautiful. Whether it’s carrying passengers or parcels, these taxis can prove to be a source of livelihood to many skilled city lads. Beside full-time employees, college students can also take up part-time bike taxi driving to earn some extra cash in their free time.

 

Considering the use of four-wheeler for a single passenger on board, there surges a demand for bike taxes. It shows great potential and is expected to grow at a swift pace, which indicates that the future is quite bright for this industry in the City Beautiful.

 

Changing the Traveling Definition – Top 10 Taxi Companies in India

Planning for a summer trip and wondering which is the reliable taxi company for a fabulous journey?

Whether you want to beat the heat up and relax with a cup of coffee surrounded with snow-caved mountains in Dharamshala, or want to tan your summer body in the beaches of Goa, finding a reliable taxi service that can take you to your summer holiday spot without a hustle is a major requirement.

If you are a tourist and are up here to visit the 7th wonder or want to dive in the culture of this beautiful country, you indubitably want to book a reliable cab service without being swindled by the local cab drivers.

We have beefed up top-most taxi operators in India for you, check out and pack your bags right away.

Ola

Founded by Bhavish Agarwal and Ankit Bhati, in 2011, Ola is one of the largest outstation companies in India. An online cab service, helping you to reach your destination with ease, it serves over 110 cities in India, ensuring the passengers to have a comfortable ride. It provides passengers with an opportunity to travel conveniently throughout and outside the city at affordable prices.

Uber

When it comes to the taxi business, Uber is ranked as one of the best taxi services in India. An American taxi aggregator, operating through an easy-to-use mobile application, which satisfies your need for a convenient ride. It has a strong network chain operating in cities like Mumbai, Bangalore, Chandigarh, Delhi, Hyderabad, Kolkata, and Chennai. In addition to this, Uber operates in major tourist cities, providing passengers with reliable and affordable services.

Savaari

Founded in the year 2006, Savaari Car Rentals is an online taxi-booking platform, operating in more than 98 major cities. In terms of the geographical reach, it is one of the largest cab renting service. Being available to travel around the city, this cab service is an ideal choice for road trips also, as it provides chauffeur-driven taxi service to the passengers. If you are looking for a cab to take you outstation for a perfect holiday weekend, then Savaari Car Rentals in the treat for you, as they provide travel kits, guiding you to a good hotel and restaurant.

WooCabs

One of the largest outstation cab services in north India, with its existence in more than 50 cities operating a fleet of over 5000 cabs on daily basis, WooCabs is known as one of the outstanding taxi service providers. Offering trained chauffeurs, well-maintained cabs, while providing the passengers with utmost comfortable and satisfying journey. In addition to this, it delivers the passengers the facility to book cabs both online and offline. It is Chandigarh’s leading cab service with affordable prices to the city people, providing the cab service inside and outside the city.

Carzonrent

A company founded by Rajeev K Vij, having headquarters in New Delhi and catering of 6 million customers yearly. It operates in major cities like New Delhi, Mumbai, Bangalore, Jaipur, Chennai, etc. Providing a myriad of facilities to the passengers from self-drive to radio taxi services, in addition, it also provides airport transfer and leasing facilities to the metro and other big cities.

Fasttrack Taxi App

Started in the year 2001, Fasttrack is one of the most popular apps in Chennai that has been running in more than 10 major cities. For several years, the cab service ran successfully in the offline mode, providing the passengers a comfortable ride in and out of the city. It has launched both Android and iOS mobile application for the passengers that helps them to easily book the cab at reasonable prices.

Meru

Launched in 2007, Meru was one of the ground-breaking outstation taxi services in India in association with True North. Operating in over 24 cities and having headquarters in Mumbai, Meru cabs provide the passengers with reliable and viable services and offer 5 different modes of travel as per the convenience of the passengers. With the avant-garde innovations, they keep on evolving and they are the precursor of the outstation taxi services in the country.

My Taxi India

Operating over 290 cities and having more than one lakh taxi operators, MTI car rentals is one of the leading taxi services in the country. My Taxi India provides can rental services for local, outstations, and holiday expeditions. Moreover, it offers passengers with attractive taxi packages and inexpensive intercity transfers. For the viable service provider in the country, MTI has won the Superstar Start-up 2015 from The National Association of Software and Services Companies.

Bharat Taxi

Providing comfortable and affordable services to over 100 cities in India, Bharat Taxi is one of the leading services in the outstation cab services. It is known to be one of the most affordable cab services in the country, available for local as well as outstation travel. Moreover, it offers passengers with reasonable tour and travel packages and is also available for airport and railway pickups.

Gozo Cabs

Started in November 2015, Gozo Cabs is known as one of the leading outstation taxi service providers in the country. Its prime objective is to extend its chauffeur-driven taxi service in the country, and aiming to provide quality services to the passengers throughout the country. It provides cab services on more than 200 cities throughout the country, having a development team from top-most IITs and IIMs. Breaking the payment norms, Gozo introduced an unambiguous and transparent billing system for the passengers.

 

The days of standing down the sun and waiting for a rickshaw to stop are afar now. Today, globalization has changed the way businesses work in India, in short-span taxi industry has been certainly booming and have provided a wide range of transportation service to people in several cities, either big or small. So, instead of strolling your way around the rickshaw drivers or bewildering yourself in taxi stands, the list of above-mentioned cab services can provide you with the safest and comfortable travel services around the country.

So, what are you waiting for? Take your phone, search for the best available cabs in your town, and go for a trip that you have been planning for decades.