Living In India with no ride of your own? Well,there’s one thing we all have to admit that we are pretty much dependent on Uber and Ola. With a poor public transport system, the ridesharing app makes it significantly easier to find around anywhere in city. Apart from the occasional delay or aggressive driver, the service has been pretty dependable overall. But if you’re not satisfied with their service and want to try out other options here are some of them :
Then there is Chandigarh-based autorickshaw aggregator Jugnoo. “We are much bigger than Ola in the autorickshaw aggregator space. Auto drivers choose us as the first preference. It is a low competition market,” saysSamar Singla, Founder and CEO, Jugnoo. He adds that though Jugnoo launched in cities like Ahmedabad andIndore later than Ola, it is currently doing 3,000 rides per day in Ahmedabad and 4,000 in Indore, which are more than Ola’s.
Founded in December 2015, Apna Cabs is an government-authorised aggregator of black and yellow cabs of Mumbai. At present, it has a network of over 1,600 Kaali Peeli taxis and Cool Cabs in Mumbai. Available on the Android platform, the app has witnessed over 2,000 downloads. These cabs run on government-mandated rates and as per the meter reading. Currently operational in Mumbai, Apna Cabs will expand to other cities like Delhi,Bengaluru, Hyderabad and Pune, and increase the number of taxis to 2,500 by the end of this year.
There are also companies that cater to female users exclusively. “Womencabs.com is a niche service provider, with double aim of providing women safety and empowerment. We have our own market and don’t compete with biggies like Uber and Ola. Our clientele consists of loyal and repeat customers who trust us for the safety, reliability and timely service, which might be a challenge for cab aggregators,” said Shailendra Singh, Founder, WomenCabs.com. Woemencabs is currently running a fleet of 17 cabs in Bengaluru and has on-boarded 30-plus women chauffeurs. In the next three years, it is focussing on running minimum 300 cabs and operating in eight cities.