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Dunzo set to launch bikesharing service in Gurugram

Dunzo, the Google backed concierge-like startup is reportedly set to expand its offerings by launching a new bikesharing service in Gurugram, a report by the Economic Times said. The company sees the bikesharing service as an extension of its current business model, given the extensive fleet of bikers for pick up and drop service it already possesses. “Deliveries are horizontal, it doesn’t matter what you are delivering," said the founder of Dunzo, Kabir Biswas to ET. "On an average, traffic for food delivery is 6 hours; morning, afternoon, lunch and dinner, and 4 hours for transportation traffic. Dunzo traffic is almost for 20 hours already. In an effort to make sure that we optimise our delivery men, it’s important that we get in to the bike-sharing model,” he added. According to a report by Entrackr, the bike sharing service is currently piloting phase in Gurugram. Competing with the giants Dunzo's bikesharing service will be competing against SoftBank backed Giants Ola Bike and UberMoto, which are the dominant players in the segment. To make things tougher for Dunzo, media reports also suggested that the Indonesian last mile transportation and services company, Go-Jek is also set to enter the Indian market. Although bikesharing as a service has been active in India for a while now, there have been no major success stories to speak of. The Times of India also reported last March that in Haryana, bike taxis players like Dot, TuWheelz, Rideji had shut down;  Bangalore based companies like Headlyt, Heybob, and Zingo have also had to…

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