While Uber and Ola never really took off with their bike taxi service, Baxi — one of the firsts in the domain — has completed an impressive 150,000 rides on its platform. This comes just within a month after the service crossed the 100,000 customers mark last month.
The company, which is currently operating in Gurugram, Faridabad and Delhi, claims to be doing more than 2,000 rides every day. The bikes operate between 8 am and 11 pm, and are available at all the major Metro stations in Gurugram and Faridabad.
Along with this, the company has also announced that it will be extending its availability across the NCR by launching its service in Noida and Ghaziabad in the coming months. It is also in the process of finalizing regulation requirements with the concerned government agencies to launch its service in Uttar Pradesh.
Commenting about this achievement, Ashutosh Johri, Co-founder of Baxi, said,
It is very heartening that the people of Haryana have embraced this new mode of last mile commute. Our buddies have gained so much confidence over the last 5 months that many of them do 20 to 30 rides every day. More than 70% of our rides actually originate offline, which we track thro OTPs to ensure the safety of all the passengers.
Last month, the company had announced the launch of a new non-data app, using which, all customers that have an Android smartphone without a data connection can also use the new Baxi mobile app. The app is now claimed to be the first and only taxi-booking app in the world, let alone bike-taxi booking industry, that functions without a data pack or internet connection.
Baxi, founded in November 2015 by Manu Rana and Ashutosh Johri, claims to be India’s first on-demand motorbike taxi company that operates with commercial two wheelers. Last year, it had raised a seed round investment of $1.5 million from HT Media and angel investors like Manish Khetarpal, Alok Mittal, and Puneet Dalmia.