Two-wheeler taxi service provider, Bikxie, launched its services in Gurgaon on first January, 2016 owing to the demand of last mile connectivity in the millennium city with a safe, speedy and highly convenient option to get to and from metro stations, bus stops or any other destination.
The services were launched by TL Satyaprakash, Deputy Commissioner at the Gurgaon Regional Transport Office in Mini Secretariat in the presence of senior RTO personnel.
Bikxie will be available as an app and commuters will also be able to hail the two-wheeler taxis from key locations around the city including malls and universities. Passengers can also enquire about Bikxie's services on the toll-free number 18001034685
Recognising the potential in this space, three enthusiasts from different background, Mohit Sharma (MBA Finance, NMIMS Mumbai), Divya Kalia (MA Economics, GIPE Pune) and Dennis Ching (MBA Marketing ITM Mumbai) co-founded Bikxie, which aims to ease the daily commute of college students and office goers as well as users in residential areas.
The key USP of Bikxie is the safety aspect that is bundled into its services. Drivers are enrolled with Bikxie only after undergoing thorough police verification. They are then given comprehensive training, covering various aspects like customer management, safe driving practices, traffic rules and first-aid management.
Additionally, the passenger can feed in a safety contact into the app. As soon as the trip starts, the safety contact gets a message with the driver's name, bike number and phone number along with all trip details. When the ride ends, the safety contact is intimated again. Enhancing the safety quotient is the fact that comprehensive insurance is in place for both the driver and the passenger in case of any accidents.
"Gurgaon is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the country. However, it continues to be plagued by issues related to the daily commute and especially last mile connectivity. Bikxie aims to eliminate these hassles by providing citizens with a fast, affordable and safe alternative to autos and rickshaws," added Co-Founder and Chief Executive officer, Bikxie, Mohit Sharma.
"Every ride on Bikxie is tracked and comes with the guarantee of utmost safety which makes it the most viable choice of commuters. After expanding our reach to all areas of Gurgaon, we will look at tapping other cities of Haryana. We are also in advanced discussion with senior officials of other cities to allow us to provide similar service in those cities," added Mohit.
In the first phase, Bikxie's services will be available in DLF Cyber City between nine am and seven pm. Initially, 10 bikes will be available for commuters. Bikxie will be a highly cost-effective solution with Rs 10 for the first two kilometres and Rs. five for every subsequent km.
Bikxie is successful in raising seed funding from individual investment bankers and is also in talks with some key angel investors for its next round of capital infusion.