HYDERABAD: Startups in India are exploring new ways to bring innovation and make transportation affordable. After providing cab service and shuttles at fingertips, now, on-demand two-wheeler taxi services are making commuting easy and affordable for denizens in Hyderabad.
‘Get Mi’, a service offered by Idea Biz Tech India Pvt Ltd, aims to ease the problem of last mile connectivity in the City of Pearls by offering a safe, speedy and highly convenient mode of transportation within the city. Apart from plying people from one end to another, the startup also offers home delivery of products, be it grocery or any other stuff.
“Traffic in Hyderabad is considered to be the worst in the country and commuting through it is a living hell. Our aim is to eliminate these hassles by providing citizens with a fast, affordable and safe alternative to autos and cabs,” said M Shravya Reddy, co-founder and director of Idea Biz Tech.
The startup is founded by Shravya and Yashwanth M.
“We are aware of what happened in Mumbai, when the same kind of service was launched and pulled off the road as they didn’t have necessary permission. We are cautious and would launch the service only after we get the required permissions. Presently we have cleared three stages and need to clear one more to obtain permission from RTO and State Commissionerate,” explained Yashwanth.
Talking about the hurdles in achieving the goal, Shravya said “It is women who need alternate transportation options, but they might not be willing to travel on a bike ridden by men. So, we are planning to get more number of women riders on board. But, the task seems to be tougher as not many are coming forward. We are doing our best and are hopeful that more number of women will join our platform.”
Revealing their future plans, she said, “We are trying to tie up with L&T Metro so that our fare charges can be incorporated in the cards that Metro is going to issue. If we can achieve this it would be a big boost for our company.”
The company presently has more than 120 drivers of which 31 are female. They have a three tier verification system and all their cabs are going to come with ‘My cab is safe’ card. To get more drivers onto the platform, they are also providing training to youth and helping them in getting a driving license.
‘Get Mi’ already has angel funding and is in talks with some key investors for its next round of funding. The two-wheeler taxi service will come with a base fare of Rs 20 and Rs 4 per km there after.