Jugnoo, the auto rickshaw aggregator, has announced the launch of its auto rickshaw pooling feature 'Jugnoo Pool'. The feature gives its customers the option to share their trip with those travelling in the same direction. The company says this initiative has been taken in a bid to counter the increasing carbon footprint and traffic in the country. The company believes that this will be cost-effective for the customers and lucrative for the auto drivers.
Talking about Jugnoo Pool, Samar Singla, Founder and CEO Jugnoo commented, “We believe it is the most efficient way to use existing resources through integration of technology. Auto rickshaws are already the most popular mode of daily conveyance for covering local distances in India. With Jugnoo, we give our riders the advantage of using this mode in a more convenient and economical manner. The pooling feature will further enhance the utility of our service by giving the commuters an additional option of making their rides even more economical and yet enjoying the convenience of hailing the auto rickshaw ride from their doorstep. The idea is to offer commuters with a much better user experience at almost the same fare as that of a public bus.”
The pooling feature will be launched across the country wherever Jugnoo is operational. The company shares that users opting for pooling will get a discount of 20 percent on the rates while the driver of the auto rickshaw stands to earn 1.5 times more with the same ride. This news follows on the heels of Uber's uberPOOL service launch that claims to offer rides at half the rate of uberGO. Its competitor Ola already has a similar system in place in the form of Ola Share that allows passengers to pay 60 percent of the standard rate.