Bike taxis may hit New Town soon
Kolkata:The authorities in New Town is evaluating the possibility of introducing bike taxis, like the ones in Goa, to ease commuting woes in the satellite township.
Bengaluru, too, has a bike taxi service by app-aggregator Ola but it has been termed illegal by the Karnataka government, who has appealed to the public against availing them. Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (Hidco) officials said plans to introduce app-based bike taxis were seriously being considered for New Town where commute distances are long but passengers are sparse. Bikes may be the perfect solution as it is for a single passenger.The state transport department has been asked to look at the legal aspects.
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