Founded by Ashutosh Johri and Manu Rana, IIT Delhi alumni, the Bike Taxi or Baxi as it will be called, will provide quick and economical transport facilities in Gurgaon. The Baxi service is to be initially on offer over high traffic areas in the region while expansion over the entire city will follow in the coming months.
Baxi service follows on the similar lines as the two wheeler taxi concept in force in Goa and not only offers quick and economical mode of transport but also caters to last mile communication from metros and bus stations to offices, schools and residences.
Having been given the go-ahead by Haryana Government, the service is to be launched at the end of November 2015. Baxis can either be hailed directly from allotted stands or can be accessed via mobile application available on the Google Play Store.
Pilots are well trained in the areas of etiquette and safety. They wear helmets themselves and carry helmets and hair nets for pillion riders while wet wipes are offered to customers at the end of the ride. Pilots are in uniform while bikes will be easily distinguished from a distance.
The company will acquire around 100 low cost motorcycles from Bajaj Auto and Hero MotoCorp while complete checks on pilots will be conducted. The company has also hired ex-service men as managers and supervisors to maintain discipline among its Bike Taxi pilots. The ride is tracked in real time while both pilot and passenger will be provided with SOS buttons on the app.