Ride a bike taxi in Luc­know from Feb 22

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LUC­KNOW: Bike taxi ser­vice will be launched in Luc­know on Fe­bru­ary 22 (the sec­ond and fi­nal day of the UP in­vestors’ sum­mit), an Uber In­dia of­fi­cial said.

The start­ing fare will be ₹15 for the first two kilo­me­tres fol­lowed by ₹8 for each kilo­me­tre there­after, the of­fi­cial said.

“We have got bikes reg­is­tered as taxis and tri­als for the same are done,” said Shonali Chakravarty, lead pol­icy com­mu­ni­ca­tion, Uber In­dia that will be pro­vid­ing the bike taxis via an app.

The bike taxi ser­vice will also be launched in Kan­pur the same day. Kan­pur and Am­rit­sar will be­come cities where bike taxi has been launched be­fore the car ser­vice.

A bike taxi takes 75% less space than a car, can move 25% faster in any traf­fic con­di­tion and the fare is lower, the of­fi­cial said.

A colour code for the bike taxis has been de­cided so that they re­main dis­tinct from the pri­vate two-wheel­ers.

The ve­hi­cles will not be more than two years old. As per the pro­posal, the ve­hi­cle owner will pay a reg­is­tra­tion fee and also fol­low all rules un­der the Mo­tor Ve­hi­cles Act.

In­tro­duc­tion of bike taxis is ex­pected to be ben­e­fi­cial for sin­gle pas­sen­gers who do not have lug­gage. The bikes will move in the city lim­its only.

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