Meru has launched a new ride sharing service, named ‘CarPool’ for its customers across India. Integrated on to the ‘Meru Cabs’ mobile app, CarPool offers the ‘Personal Car’ ride sharing option for people traveling in the same direction or area. The feature connects people looking for a ride with people offering a ride.
CarPool by Meru also comes with Paytm wallet partnership. All you need to do is register on the app and Meru will do an elementary verification (driving license/PAN details) and once verified, you can look up other registered members traveling in same direction.
“The top 20 cities alone have over 12 million cars and the opportunity is to bring them on a popular and trusted platform like Meru. There is also a growing consciousness amongst people about the need to reduce congestion on roads, pollution/carbon foot print and stress associated with travel especially on daily traffic-heavy routes. The Carpool initiative aims to encourage a simple act of reducing the one-person per vehicle issue through a communal effort of sharing a ride with another person headed in the same direction while offering convenience and economy of travel.” Siddhartha Pahwa, CEO, Meru Cabs
26% of commuters in India spend over 90 minutes per day travelling to work and meetings. In addition, about 16% of all commuters drive to work on their own and on average 67% of respondents drive to work using their car, thus indicating the huge potential for carpooling among the commuters.