Genesis of www.droptaxi.in

Last Saturday of July 2013, I happened to be at Coimbatore. It so happened, I had not booked my journey back to Chennai.By afternoon my dear Mother called and told me to come home to Trichy. Next day being Sunday, I said immediately OK. I had still unfinished work till evening.

Meanwhile I started to explore the travel options from Coimbatore to Trichy, a distance of 200 kms. To my dismay, there were no convenient trains or even good quality buses.The only option left was to take a Government bus. I went to the bus station. Mind you, Tamilnadu has one of the best bus network in the Country. But traveling time was 5 hours. Since there is a bus every 15 minutes, I started to explore the taxi option.

Taxis charge both up and down kms even for a drop trip. That means I will have to pay  for 400 kms though I would have actually traveled 200 kms.It seemed unfair as a customer. What with all the communication and information technology around, I started wondering why nobody had disrupted practice.

Being a value conscious middle class guy, I ultimately took the Government bus anyway.

I started thinking about this pain point next 6 months. Studied this market, interacted with taxi people and technology professionals and then decided to take the plunge!

We have come a long way since then…

7 thoughts on “Genesis of www.droptaxi.in

  1. Rangan Badri

    I admire your venture and the ground work you did prior to starting this wonderful service. I wish you promote vigorously to let more people aware of your service. I hope you persist with your company.

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  2. hemanthkumar

    hi sir my name is hemanthkumar we vehicles for travels purposes like suv,muv,sedan,hachback, and tempo travellers .in bangalore any booking comes from bangalore to any pleas contact my number 9008060992,9945242427 thank you

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  3. Sanjib Chakraborty

    Very professional and as well friendly. I traveled with my family in October’ 2016, from Chennai to Pondicherry with Mr. Shiek Ameer and then back with Mr. Velu. They are not just drivers. Both very cooperative, in fact Mr. Ameer is excellent communicator in English. Cars were very good. Journey was highly pleasant and comfortable.

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