- The free vaccination drive included all Rapido Bike Taxi and Essential Delivery Captains
- Specially abled Captains in Chennai were also vaccinated
- Rapido to plan more such drives for the remaining Captains in the city
Rapido, India’s largest bike taxi platform, joined the fight against COVID-19 in Chennai by vaccinating its Captains (Driver Partners) in a free vaccination drive conducted in the city. The country’s third largest ride sharing player partnered with the Chennai City Corporation to vaccinate the on-road COVID warriors, that are part of the essential ride-sharing and delivery fleet, including the specially abled Captains.
The Captains were administered the first dose of Covishield. All required precautions, safety measures and post Vaccination protocols were followed to ensure protection of the frontline workers in the city. All vaccinated drivers will be administered the second dose as per the defined period of 80 days between two doses.
On the launch of the #RapidoCaptainVaccination program, Pavan Guntupalli, Co-Founder, Rapido, said, “Vaccination is a key step in our country’s fight against the pandemic. As one of the leading players in the Indian mobility and ride sharing ecosystem, we take our commitment to safeguarding our customers and Captains through this Vaccination drive. While bike taxis themselves are an open and safe way to commute during the pandemic, we are providing another layer of protection to our Captains and users, through our fist vaccination drive in Chennai. We thank the Chennai City Corporation to help us put this drive together to vaccinate our Helmet Heroes, who are working hard to keep our customers safe.”
Rapido plans to have additional vaccination drives in the city as per the availability of the vaccination stocks. It is also exploring more such partnerships in other cities where Rapido is present in, to organise free vaccination drives in the coming months for the Captains.
The company announced several initiatives towards maintaining safety and following guidelines to protect the customer and the Captain, including the innovative Safety Back Shields for bike taxi rides. The Captains are expected to sanitize and clean the vehicle and all customer accessible areas, post every ride, along with mandatory usage of masks during the entire ride by the Captains and the passengers.
Rapido is a bike taxi service spread widely across all of India from Tier I to Tier III cities. The app allows you to book bike taxis with the minimum wait time, maximum safety and is super easy on your pockets.
How it works?
Download the app on iOS/android, login from your account, and start booking. Once booked, the amount and captain details appear on the homepage and our captains are at the pick-up location in no time. To ensure your safety, our captains carry an additional helmet which is given once the captain arrives and at no additional cost. Your safety is of the utmost importance to us. With Rapido around, let’s keep the traffic excuses at home and explore our cities.
For more information, visit Rapido at https://rapido.bike