Exclusive Bike Taxi App for Women in Rajamahendravaram, Andhra Pradesh – The New Indian Express

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By Express press service

RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM: Drop easy, an exclusive mobile application developed to help women move safely from one part of the city to another, was launched in Rajamahendravaram on Friday. In a one-of-a-kind service, the app offers a fleet of bicycle taxis, driven only by women, 24 hours a day within a 10 km radius of the city.

Rajamahendravaram Urban Development Authority (RUDA) Chairperson Sharmila Reddy launched the bid. The app is the brainchild of Vallepu Padmavathi. She led a team of young people, V Anuradha, V Durga Rao, P Murali, Rohit and Deekshit, who helped develop Drop Easy, a pilot project which has a fleet of 10 bikes.

“The idea was to offer women safe and comfortable means of transport, especially when they have to go to the station or the airport. The bike taxi can easily accommodate a passenger and a bag,” Padmavathi explained.

She added that they will soon extend the service to women in Vijayawada, Anantapur, Visakhapatnam and Guntakal. Asked about the safety measures taken for female cyclists, Padmavathi said the police department had given them good support. She said they would charge Rs 8 per km.

“The service is not only cheaper, but also comfortable. I feel like women would rather ride a horse with a horsewoman than take a car late at night,” V Anuradha said. Sharmila Reddy praised the app developers for choosing Rajamahendravaram to implement the innovative plan.

The police watched over the duo
The duo left for Alamuru where they were working in an aquaculture pond. Police guarding the duo inquired about them in Sampangiputtu and Chittuputtu

RAJAMAHENDRAVARAM: Drop easy, an exclusive mobile application developed to help women move safely from one part of the city to another, was launched in Rajamahendravaram on Friday. In a one-of-a-kind service, the app offers a fleet of bicycle taxis, driven only by women, 24 hours a day within a 10 km radius of the city. Rajamahendravaram Urban Development Authority (RUDA) Chairperson Sharmila Reddy launched the bid. The app is the brainchild of Vallepu Padmavathi. She led a team of young people, V Anuradha, V Durga Rao, P Murali, Rohit and Deekshit, who helped develop Drop Easy, a pilot project which has a fleet of 10 bikes. “The idea was to offer women safe and comfortable means of transport, especially when they have to go to the station or the airport. The bike taxi can easily accommodate a passenger and a bag,” Padmavathi explained. She added that they will soon extend the service to women in Vijayawada, Anantapur, Visakhapatnam and Guntakal. Asked about the safety measures taken for female cyclists, Padmavathi said the police department had given them good support. She said they would charge Rs 8 per km. “The service is not only cheaper, but also comfortable. I feel like women would rather ride a horse with a horsewoman than take a car late at night,” V Anuradha said. Sharmila Reddy praised the app developers for choosing Rajamahendravaram to implement the innovative plan. Police watched over the duo The duo left for Alamuru where they were working in an aquaculture pond. Police guarding the duo inquired about them in Sampangiputtu and Chittuputtu

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