As the National Capital gets ready to embrace second round of odd-even scheme, startups like iUnir are betting big on the ride-sharing community.
Reportedly, a mobile application has been launched by iUnir to enable users to share rides on personal transport.
The process follows five simple steps. Users can log into the application using their Facebook or Linkedin account; choose if they wish to take or offer a ride; decide the route, and start and end points; choose from the ‘most preferable ride’ options based on the choices with prefixed cost for ride share; and finally, contact the co-traveller and pay for the ride to get going.
According to iUnir Co-founder Sandeep Kumar, “There are about 1 crore seats that are estimated to be vacant in personal cars and bikes of people in Delhi. These can be utilised during odd and even scheme period. People opting for ride-share through iUnir need to only pay for cost of that ride”.
There are about 30 lakh four wheelers in Delhi and 60 lakh bikes offering at least 2 and 1 seat respectively which can be shared for commuting through this app, he added.
The application promises user satisfaction with respect to safety, cost-sharing, convenience, flexibility, comfort, and option for mode of transportation.
“We have kept safety in mind. Facebook and Linkedin account login gives user access to ride with their contacts. Also, users need to update their photo id, verify mobile number and email to activate services of the app,” Kumar told a news daily.
Further, the app doesn’t promote profit motive as making profits on personal vehicles is prohibited under Motor Vehicle Act.
iUnir has plans to expand the services and target office going community in Mumbai, Bengaluru, Chandigarh, Hyderabad and Pune.