Bike taxi platform Rapido resumes operations in 39 cities

Rapido drivers have been told to install the Aarogya Setu app before they go for duty and wear a mask at all times as well as carry sanitizers.After every ride, customers can give feedback about captains not using sanitizers or wearing masks.
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| Updated on: 20 May 2020, 03:15 PM
Photo courtesy: Twitter/@rapidobikeapp
Photo courtesy: Twitter/@rapidobikeapp

Bike-taxi service provider Rapido on Wednesday said it has resumed normal operations in 39 cities across 11 states, following the new guidelines announced by the government for lockdown 4.0.

"For now, our bike taxi services will be operational in the green and orange zones as the services cannot be extended to the containment zones as per the lockdown guidelines," the company said in a statement.

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The company said it will keep updating customers on the status of various cities and safety instructions via in-app notifications.

(Also read: Covid-19: Rapido ties up with essential suppliers to aid last-mile deliveries)

According to the company, 'captains' or drivers need to install the Aarogya Setu app before they go on-duty to start accepting orders and have been asked to wear a mask at all times as well as carry sanitizers, hair net in addition to the mandatory helmets.

Captains are also asked to maintain personal hygiene and sanitise their bikes at regular intervals, especially sanitise the pillion seat before on boarding customers.

Meanwhile, after every ride, customers can give feedback about wearing a mask or captains not using sanitizer.

First Published Date: 20 May 2020, 03:15 PM IST
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