India, March 31, 2021:  Rapido, India’s largest bike taxi platform, today pledged support to the world’s largest COVID-19 vaccination drive through its #RideToVaccinate initiative. The country’s third largest ride sharing player will provide free Rapido Auto rides to and from COVID- 19 vaccination centres for Delhi NCR citizens. The initiative is aimed at providing a safe and accessible commute option to senior citizens eligible for vaccination across Delhi NCR.

With the Union Ministry announcing the third phase vaccination drive that includes people above the age of 45 years, Rapido has started the Phase 1 of the #RideToVaccinate initiative by offering Rapido Auto rides to the citizens. As the other phases of vaccination continue to be announced, the company plans to initiate Phase II by introducing Rapido Bike taxi service as part of the program, keeping in mind the younger population and their preferences of travelling.

On the launch of the #RideToVaccinate program, Aravind Sanka, Co-Founder, Rapido, said, “With the country undertaking the largest vaccination drive in the world, as a proud corporate citizen, we at Rapido, want to emphasise on the importance of vaccination among the elderly and those above 45, in the face of the pandemic. We are offering 100% off on rides up to Rs. 50 to all citizens in Delhi NCR eligible for vaccination in the current phase. Through #RideToVaccinate, we aim to remove any mobility barriers for the citizens to get vaccinated.”


The offer will be auto applied on Rapido Auto ride once the commuter chooses the designated hospitals as their destination and for pickups from these hospitals:

S. No. Name
1 BLK Memorial Hospital, Pusa Road, Delhi
2 Max Hospital, Patparganj, Delhi
3 Fortis Hospital, Shalimar Bagh, Delhi
4 Government Institute of Medical Sciences, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
5 Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar Multispeciality Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
6 SJM Hospital, Noida, Uttar Pradesh
7 Sharda Hospital, Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh
8 Civil Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana
9 Medanta -The Medicity, Gurugram, Haryana
10 Artemis Hospita, Gurugram, Haryana
11 Fortis Memorial Research Institute, Gurugram, Haryana
12 Max Hospital, Gurugram, Haryana

Last year, 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. The company also introduced new policy support last year, where the company provides free cancellation if Captains or customers are without a mask.