Explore Goa on an E-Bike and Give the Infamous Taxi Mafia a Miss


Credit - B:Live

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Most of you who have been to Goa by rail or by air are aware of the taxi mafia bullying. No kind of haggling works with them and to say that they are rigid will be putting it mildly. The word bargaining is not in their dictionary.

Arcis Clean Energy Private Limited, an up-and-coming clean-energy startup,is looking to change things and has come up with an eco-friendly and budgeted alternative.

The Problem

According to the Dept. of Tourism–Goa, the total tourist inflow as of June 2018 stands at 31,58,566. Looking at this amount, we can only imagine the pressure we put on the environment by activities related to tourism.

Samarth Kholkar, CEO and co-founder of the startup was concerned about the situation and thought of starting a small green movement with a simple solution.

The Solution

Kholkar reached out to his close friend, Sandeep Mukherjee (COO and co-founder), and shared his grievance. After a lot of brainstorming, they came up with the idea of launching electric vehicles to reduce the impact of tourism on the environment.

B:Live's driving motivation is to combine tourism with clean energy in a way that helps people connect with the environment in an eco-friendly way. And they found their answer in an E-Bike.

The E-Bike

This e-bike with a single charge can travel up to 50 km with an average speed of 25 km/hour. You don't have to worry about slogging on a bicycle because the E-Bike is fitted with a throttle that cruises the bike at ease.

There's more to it!

The E-Bikes are fitted with GPS so that you can be tracked for your safety. Also, a lot of thought has gone into creating comfortable seats, those that don't put stress on your spine.

The Tours

With the E-Bikes, you can go on a cycling tour with trained Tour Captains, safety gears, low-rider bikes, and most importantly a memorable eco-friendly experience.

Old Goa Tour

Explore Goa's glorious past by cycling through the beautiful roads flanked by typical Goan houses.

Duration - 3 hours

Cost - Rs 1500

Departure Timing - 8.00 am, 11.30 am, 3.00 pm

Panjim Tour

If you love history and stories then Goa's capital won't let you down. Explore the quaint streets of Panjim and relish the tales and culture from its history book.

Duration - 3 hours

Cost - Rs 1500

Departure Timing - 8.00 am, 11.30 am, 3.00 pm

Divar Island

The lush paddy fields by your side and the occasional peeping of old Goan homes makes this ride probably the most beautiful of them all. Here you get to connect with Goa's beautiful nature.

Duration - 4 hours

Cost - Rs 2000

Departure Timing - 8.00 am, 3.00 pm

Go and become a Green Warrior and contribute to the protection of the environment. Book your tour with B:Live today!

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