reducing drunk driving deaths – after a long night out, people these days prefer being driven home via Uber instead of taking to the road themselves, and save themselves some nasty road crashes in the process.
Uber’s now trying to proactively bring down drunk driving level in India too. It’s partnered with the Mumbai police by installing “Uber Breathalysers” at bars and clubs across the city.
When Uber and Ola launched their Bike Taxis in Bangalore within hours of each other, I decided to try it out for myself. I have ridden pillion for hundreds of miles through the treacherous terrains of Ladakh, how bad could a few kilometers in a metro city be? So, I tried a bike taxi for the first time in India, and it was full of precious insights and a sweet banter with my driver Mohun.
Ola cabs, which has been aggressively looking to be a bigger part of the Commutech industry by experimenting with Share rides, Autos and Shuttles has now rolled out possibly the last remaining piece of puzzle to complete the transport gamut. The Bangalore-based startup has just announced the launch of Ola Bike Taxis.
The Bangalorean commuter just got another option to try and beat the city’s legendary traffic jams. Uber, having recently launched its Uber Pool service in Bangalore, is now launching bike taxis in the city. While bike taxis already run in Gurgaon by companies like Baxi, this will be a first for Bangalore.