Lok Sabha Polls: Rapido to offer free rides to Delhi voters on election day

- May 9, 2024
| By : Patriot Bureau |

Rapido has a pool of eight lakh bike drivers in Delhi with a subscriber base of 80 lakh

The Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi has forged a partnership with a bike taxi company to offer complimentary rides to eligible voters from polling stations to their homes on election day.

With Lok Sabha polling scheduled for May 25, this collaboration between the Delhi CEO’s office and Rapido aims to tackle transportation obstacles and boost voter turnout, according to an official statement.

Under the arrangement with Rapido, eligible voters in Delhi will have the option to avail themselves of a free ride from the polling booths to their residences on voting day. After casting their votes, voters can conveniently book a complimentary bike ride using the Rapido app.

A dedicated rider will then pick up the elector from the polling station and ensure their safe return home, as outlined in the statement.

Chief Electoral Officer of Delhi P. Krishnamurthy expressed the significance of this initiative, said, “By offering the option of free bike rides on polling day, we aim to ensure a seamless voting experience and encourage citizens to exercise their right to vote and contribute to the democratic process. Every vote counts, and it is essential to ensure that every eligible voter can cast their vote without hindrance”.

Rapido boasts a vast pool of eight lakh bike drivers in Delhi, serving a subscriber base of 80 lakh. The company will coordinate and ensure the availability of bike riders across designated polling booths in the capital city, as detailed in the statement. (With inputs from PTI)