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Old 5th April 2010, 11:05   #1
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Hey Folks,

I need some help here. Unexpectedly a business trip came up and I need to be out of country for two weeks. I need to arrange some transport for my wife's daily commute. She can't drive any geared vehicle. So here are the options I have -
  1. Rent a gearless scooter for two weeks.
  2. Get a good auto wala and fix him up for pick-up and drop for two weeks.
  3. Borrow a gearless scooter from some helping chap.
  4. Exchange my bike with someone who is ready to lend his gearless scooter for two weeks.
I am leaving this Friday night, so I need to arrange this quickly.

Any help in any of the points mentioned above will be appreciated.

Thanks.
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You can rent a Kinetic Honda or Mahindra SYM Flyte etc. from Unicorn Auto, No. 16, Service Road, Next to IOC Petrol Bunk, Domlur. Ph: 9844024365.
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For a small period of 2 weeks, hiring/borrowing a vehicle does not make much sense to me.

IMHO, your wife would be better off using public transport - auto rickshaw for short distances / AC volvo buses for longer distances.

What would be her route ?

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How about hiring a driver on contract for your car ? I think, they charge anywhere between 300-500 per day (i mean, they used to, long time back), and would be much more convenient than public transport.


Just a thought, how tough will it be to learn a two wheeler in 5 days ?
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You can rent a Kinetic Honda or Mahindra SYM Flyte etc. from Unicorn Auto, No. 16, Service Road, Next to IOC Petrol Bunk, Domlur. Ph: 9844024365.
Thanks. I'll check with them. 150/- per day is really good.

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IMHO, your wife would be better off using public transport - auto rickshaw for short distances / AC volvo buses for longer distances.
Rohan, public transport is a problem in my area. Her commute is 6 KMs total to and fro. Auto rickshaws charge anywhere between 50 to 70/- for one way. For her return journey, she'll have to walk at least a KM to get an auto.

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How about hiring a driver on contract for your car ? I think, they charge anywhere between 300-500 per day (i mean, they used to, long time back), and would be much more convenient than public transport.
That would be too expensive. Renting a gearless scooter seems to be best option till now.


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Thanks. I'll check with them. 150/- per day is really good.
it is good but where does he say that. Will it be insured or do they charge more for that. What about deposit?
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it is good but where does he say that. Will it be insured or do they charge more for that. What about deposit?
I didn't say that....he probably got it off their website.

I'd rented a Kinetic from them last month for about a week when my car was in the garage.
Rs 150/- day, 1500 Rs. refundable deposit, petrol extra, 0.2 Rs/km extra for oil, daily limit of 75 km running (anything over and above that was extra).

The vehicle had practically no shock absorbers, though...so if you have a bad back, make sure you test ride the vehicle before.
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