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  1. Ola, Uber launch bike taxi service in Bengaluru today; price as low as Rs 2 per km

Ola, Uber launch bike taxi service in Bengaluru today; price as low as Rs 2 per km

Ola and Uber stepped in with the Bike taxis in the Southern state. Ola, Uber, the smartphone app that connects riders with drivers to provide convenient, reliable and affordable rides; has announced the pilot launch of its new service--uberMOTO in Bangalore.

By: | Bengaluru | Updated: March 3, 2016 5:49 PM
Ola Ola launched the feature on Wednesday night on its application. The minimum fare has been set at Rs 30 with Rs 2 charged per km and Re 1 per minute of trip time.

Intensifying competition, Ola and Uber on Thursday launched its ‘Bike Taxis’ service in Bengaluru. Ola’s bike taxi will offer customers ride for as low as Rs 2 per km.

Ola launched the feature on Wednesday night on its application. The minimum fare has been set at Rs 30 with Rs 2 charged per km and Re 1 per minute of trip time.

Uber also launched the pilot of its new service, uberMOTO, in Bengaluru that will enable customers to get motorbike rides in minutes with just a push of a button. The company has set minimum fare at Rs 15, followed by Rs 3 per km and Rs 1 per min of ride-time charges.

“Bike Taxis will help users in Bengaluru get to where they want to be within minutes, especially in traffic-prone areas. We aim to enable safe pillion rides for our users with trained two-wheeler drivers at competitive fares,” Ola Chief Operating Officer Pranay Jivrajka said.

The uberMOTO option on the app will work the same way as the other options – uberGO, uberX and uberBLACK, available on the platform, the statement said.

Uber India President Amit Jain said, “We are very excited to pilot uberMOTO in Bengaluru — pairing our on-demand technology platform with motorbikes, the predominant mode of transport in India”.

Bike taxis as a mode of transport has been gaining prominence. Players like Baxi and N.O.W are already offering their services in the Delhi-NCR region.

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