Online bus ticketing platform, redBus has announced the introduction of bikes into rPool, its in-app ride-sharing service that was launched recently. Starting with Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune, this new service allows office goers to avail and offer rides in their personal two-wheelers while commuting between home and their workplace.
Like carpool, bike pool emerges from the need to develop sustainable solutions for the burgeoning traffic congestion problems that most Indian cities endure on an everyday basis.
As the Indian cities are most congested in the world, the bike ride will be easier for the commuters to avoid traffic, to commute faster, lead to lower congestion and also less expensive.
To cut travel duration:
The higher travel duration resulting from congestion within cities and inadequate public transport infrastructure has led to commuters relying on personal two-wheelers, especially for travel to and from work, considering their size advantage and manoeuvrability. About 75% of all vehicles in India are two-wheelers, with one in three households owning one. Two-wheelers are therefore best suited for shared commute, thanks to greater concentration, easier access and quicker travel, comparatively.
Here are some important features:
Verified Profiles via multiple checks:
In order to build a trusted community of ride givers and ride takers, the facility is restricted to working professionals undertaking daily commute. Users are verified through their mobile number and their organization’s corporate email id.