Startups are taking steps towards solving India's worsening issues with daily commute. Both existing public infrastructure and newer options such as Metro in urban cities are sadly inadequate for India's working population.
The exponential progression of newer options such as Uber and Ola reflects a massive need for public transport options. Startups are incorporating new age technology to solve the urban commuting problems.
1. Zoomcar: Headquartered in Bangalore, Zoomcar is India's first (and largest) self-drive car rental company that was incepted in 2013 by David Back and Greg Moran which is present in 45+ cities across India. Zoomcar claims to be the largest in self-drive segment, with 2,100 cars in six locations, wants to have up to 15,000 cars in two or three years.
2. Routematic: offers Transport as a Service (TaaS) to Corporates, provides features like 1-click cab routing algorithm, hardware independent solutions, automated vehicle allocation & dispatch and female employee safe drop confirmation, direct tracking of cab with inbuilt GPS technology. Routematic offers unique point to point GPS per km billing scheme which cuts down on transportation cost while other fleet services overcharge 15%-35%
3. Shuttl: Shuttl provides a seat-based demand-adaptive bus mobility solution that is carbon-efficient, space-efficient, safe, and cost-effective daily-commute alternative for urban India. The company was founded by two IITians- Amit Singh, Co-founder and CEO and Deepanshu Malviyia, Co-founder. The company serves over 1 lakh rides daily by operating over 350 routes and 2000 buses in six cities - Delhi-NCR, Kolkata, Pune, Mumbai, Hyderabad and Chennai. Shuttl has marked over 33 million rides till date with over 1.8 million App downloads. The company has also saved over 50,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions since inception and removes 27,000 cars daily from the congested roads. Shuttl pioneered the solution in April 2015 and is supported by marquee investors such as Sequoia Capital, Lightspeed Ventures, Amazon, Times Internet and Dentsu.
4. LiftO: Affordable smartphones, improved mobile data connectivity and GPS have allowed to build new solutions to solve an old problem. If Uber and Ola connected drivers to passengers on their platforms, LiftO's nascent business wants to connect passengers to each other directly and build a ridesharing network. LiftO is planning to expand in Bengaluru and the National Capital Region.
5. Carzonrent: A pioneer in shaping the personal ground transportation industry in India, Carzonrent (personal ground transportation service provider today offering a complete bouquet of end-to-end long and short term car rental solutions through its fleet of 6500+ cars across the country....