Bengaluru, March 3 (IANS) Leading app-based cab aggregator rivals Uber and Ola on Thursday launched pilot on-demand two-wheeler taxi services uberMOTO and Ola Bike, respectively.
“We are very excited to pilot uberMOTO in Bangalore — pairing our on-demand technology platform with motorbikes… uberMOTO will offer another affordable mobility option that will help people save time and money while helping cut congestion in our cities over time,” said Uber India president Amit Jain in a statement.
uberMOTO’s minimum fare is pegged at Rs.15 followed by Rs.3 per km and Re.1 per minute of travel time.
About Ola’s motorcycle taxi offering Ola Bike, COO Pranay Jivrajka said: “We are excited to launch the pilot of Ola Bike in Bangalore today.”
“This will help users get to where they want to be within minutes, especially in traffic-prone cities like ours,” Jivrajka said.
Ola Bike comes with a minimum fare of Rs.30, Rs.2 per km and Re.1 per minute of trip time.
Both uberMOTO and Ola Bike motorcycle taxis have made arrangement to provide helmets to pillion riders and put safety measures like driver details displayed upfront, SOS, GPS tracking, two-way feedback and the ability to share trip details with family and friends in place.
Uber also highlighted that two-wheeler owners can become drivers on its platform and recoup expenses for their trips.
Currently, uberMOTO is available at Jakkur, Banaswadi, Whitefield, Sarjapura, Begur, Kothnur, Hosakerehalli, Vijaya Nagar and Yeshwantpur areas in Bengaluru.