Now, you can add another vehicle sharing platform to your list that could help make traveling easier. Letsride.in, a web-based social platform provides car owners, bike owners, bus owners and commuters a platform to interact with each other.
"We launched the platform last September and are looking to spread the word. We have a large footprint in Pune, where we are based, and we want to get Mumbaikars to use the platform," said Rajkumar Mundel, founder and chief executive officer.
The ex-IT professional says Letsride is also looking to spread usage in Bangalore and Delhi.
The web platform was built by three IT professionals. The idea sprang up from the daily grind of office travel. "I did'nt have a two-wheeler, so we started listing various options," said the 28-year-old who is now wholly engaged in developing the site.
The platform offers a person the option of sharing transport like car pooling. "We leave it to the passenger and the person who owns the vehicle. Our emphasis is on providing a platform where people meet and exchange details. People can decide the place and time where they will meet, or whether they will opt to share an auto-rickshaw or taxi. We want people who are from the area to get to know each other. While the focus is on the daily travel, there is a one-time ride option too," said Mundel.
A person is required to register with details of the place of his residence, giving landmarks. Those who have registered will connect with those who they can align with for the journey.
"We do not put up details of the person. Instead, those who see the profile of others follow them and share details of each other through private mails," Mundel explained. The team is looking to create a mobile app that would make connecting with people easier.