Rapido partners with BBMP and Election Commission of India to revolutionize voter transport: Offers Free Rides in Bengaluru during General Elections 2024

● In a proactive stride towards civic engagement, Rapido deploys all its resources by joining hands with the Election Commission of India (ECI) to offer free bike taxi, auto, and cab rides to voters in Bengaluru

● Rapido’s free auto and cab services are extended exclusively to the differently abled and senior citizen voters of Bengaluru in association with Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP)

● Use code “VOTENOW” to avail free rides by Rapido during General Elections 2024

Bengaluru, 24 April, 2024: In a resolute commitment to fortify the nation’s democratic fabric, Rapido, India’s foremost commute app, assumes a pivotal role in national duty with the launch of the “SawaariZimmedariKi” initiative. In collaboration with the Election Commission of India (ECI) and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), Rapido sets forth to champion civic engagement during the Indian General Elections 2024 by extending free auto and cab rides to differently abled and senior citizen voters in Bengaluru. As part of this historic endeavor, Rapido pledges to provide free rides to voters in Bengaluru on 26th April, 2024.

On election day, voters can avail free rides on the Rapido app using the code ‘VOTENOW’ and exercise their democratic right. The initiative aims to facilitate residents’ voting rights and ensure a more inclusive electoral process. This concerted effort aligns with Rapido’s nationwide campaign, deploying over 10 lakh captains across more than 100 cities to provide free rides on election-day. With the support of the ECI, Rapido will be offering free bike taxi rides to voters in Karnataka across the cities of Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Mangaluru on election day.

Rapido’s partnership with the ECI reflects its commitment to being a brand that drives positive change for a better society. Rapido’s Co-founder Pavan Guntupalli said, “We are undertaking this initiative to ensure that every voter in Bengaluru, Mysuru, and Mangaluru can successfully fulfill their civic duty by casting their votes in the Indian General Election 2024. We have deployed all available resources to us in order to ensure that voters in Bengaluru can participate in the electoral process. We want to specifically ensure that differently abled, and senior citizen voters have equitable access to exercise their democratic right. By extending free auto and cab rides to them, we are redoubling our commitment to inclusivity and social responsibility.”

He further added, “By offering these free rides, we are facilitating democracy in action. Our Rapido captains in Bengaluru are more than just drivers; they are ambassadors of civic engagement, enabling greater voter turnout and promoting a more representative electoral system in the world’s largest democracy.”

Rapido’s partnership with the Election Commission of India underscores its commitment to being a brand that drives change for a better society. Through initiatives like this, Rapido continues to demonstrate its dedication to making a meaningful difference in the lives of people across the country. This initiative emphasizes Rapido’s dedication to empower and encourage the voter population of Karnataka to exercise their democratic right by casting their vote.

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