A man urgently needs to go to Mumbai from Ahmedabad to give a presentation for his company the next morning. He books a cab to find that it is an old unkempt cab with a foul mouthed cab driver. No other cabs available in that short span of time, he has no option but to travel in that cab. The cab driver irritates the customer with his non-stop chatter and opinionated statements and they have endless arguments. The cab driver forgets the route and they get lost. After a series of troublesome scenarios, they reach the Mumbai office just in time. The man suddenly and surprisingly decides he had a memorable trip and becomes good friends with the cab driver and “THE END” happens! Sounds like a bollywood movie plot. Nothing like that happens in real life. For a good trip, a clean cab in great condition with a responsible and trustworthy driver who knows good places to eat and who drops you off on time without getting into any trouble is mandatory. Promising such pleasant trips is Gozocabs.
THE MATCHMAKERS OF GOZOCABS
On a trip with family Sanjay realized that, in India, all intercity cab service providers provide one way trips for two way charges. He came up with the idea of overcoming this problem of double pricing and was joined by Deepesh Arora. They decided to use technology and optimize the rides and kilometers in a way that no cab driver rides without a customer therefore being paid for both ways and the customers can save big by paying much less.
SATISFIED CUSTOMERS, SATISFIED CAB SERVICE PROVIDERS
The founders call their startup a matchmaking platform which unites inter city traveling customers and cab service providers. With a technology that promises to optimize fares and kilometers, Gozocabs have today reached over 125 cities in India with 5000 vehicles and have served 10,000 customers over a distance of 2 million kilometers. The way the service operates is pretty simple. A person wishing to go from one city to another orders a cab and pays for the one way ride and the cab driver, after dropping off his customer, takes up another pickup nearby or after a few hours and is ensured a customer for the ride back to the home city. The roundabout trip is guaranteed by the automated technology. The people at Gozocabs believe that a good driver reflects in the way a customer treats the driver thus hoping to make both the client and the provider happy. The results are pretty obvious as the customers have reviewed back about helpful drivers and good customer service.
THE FUTURE OF INTERCITY TRAVEL – GOZOCABS
Gozocabs is seeking to become a household name for intercity travel and is striving to achieve brand visibility. They dream to take on the global market in the coming years. Read more about Indian Startups.
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