Hyderabad: In a first, We-Hub start-up Journee has won the Station Access and Mobility Program (STAMP) Challenge for addressing last-mile connectivity issues. Co-founded by Vandhana Parkavi and Sankaran Kaliappan, Journee is an integrated ticketing and analytics solution that allows RTC conductors to issue tickets using the Android app. It also helps to facilitate cashless mode of transport.
“It is not only a ticketing tool but also an analytics solution. Journee helps public transport authorities maximise revenue and optimise operations by harnessing real-time occupancy data around public transport usage. This helps to understand the people in those routes and allows governments take decisions to run buses on important routes during peak hours,” Parkavi said.
Instead of looking at the commuter angle, the start-up looked at the RTC perspective on what they want to do and how to do it when it comes to technology as they are not very tech-savvy even though they are good at operations. Commuters get reliable transport and a good experience. In the pilot stage, Journee gave a demonstration to RTC of five states including TSRTC, KSRTC, Goa Smart City MD, BEST Mumbai and MTC Chennai.
“Most of our progress is in Telangana. We are currently based in Bengaluru and working with TSRTC and KSRTC. Since we are working with TSRTC, we were looking for opportunities in Telangana and We-Hub happened,” Parkavi said. The start-up will be initiating operations in Hyderabad and as a pilot project will be in Hyderabad for three months....