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How bike taxis can ease urban mobility woes and boost the economy

Bike taxis provide affordable and flexible first-and last-mile connectivity solutions, can generate huge employment opportunities, boost the local economy, and reduce pressure on public transport

Dhanendra Kumar

Dhanendra Kumar, former secretary, Ministry of Road Transport and Highways

Dhanendra Kumar
It is a common experience to face traffic jams while going to airports, railway stations, and meetings, with frayed tempers seeing two-wheelers weaving in and out. India is among the countries with the most congested cities with traffic snarls.

With increasing urbanisation and growing road traffic, bike taxis are a convenient and affordable paratransit option for first and last-mile linkages, which needs to be encouraged through a regulatory and facilitative policy regime.

Bike taxis are quite popular in Latin American countries such as Brazil, Colombia and Mexico. These are also common in many Southeast Asian Countries like Cambodia,

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First Published: Jan 19 2023 | 3:22 PM IST

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