Jaiaw Ehrngiew Transport Society (JETS 24X7), a local bike taxi aggregator launched its operations in the city today.
Jets 24X7 Managing Director, Pynskhemlang W Uriah said that they started the service in 2022, concern with rampant unemployment of youth in the State.
“In the last 51 years of our statehood this is the first time that a local aggregator from the state has come up. We hope we will get the public support in this business to survive the fierce competition from outside companies and we promise to give an affordable, convenient and safe service,” Uriah told reporters.
The launch function of the Jets 24X7 was held at the Shillong Press Club which was attended by Editor of Shillong Times, Patricia Mukhim as the chief guest.
Speaking at the function, Mukhim said that she has always yearned for such service just like Uber services, etc in other states which are also very safe since all the required identification of the driver comes along in the app and the service can also be rated.
Stating that the state government is here to serve the public, she encourages Uriah to have the self confidence to face all the challenges since it is also a public service and as long as it has a good proposal , a proper business and revenue model and business acumen.
“You have to have commitment which is a lot of hard work in this competitive world where there are deaths of employment opportunities and aggregator is one such vision,” she said.
It may be mentioned that bike taxi aggregator, Rapido too is operational in the city. The Indian bike taxi aggregator and logistics service provider based in Bangalore was founded in 2015 and operates in over 100 cities across the country, but has run into legal troubles in several locations.