Huge cab aggregators like ola and Uber has successfully working in the favour of user by rendering Intra-city ride sharing services in almost all cities and towns in India. However, initiative towards inter-city riding services has not been taken by any of them. Overcoming the boundaries, GoIbibo will shortly introduce an innovative cab services via Gocars by facilitating user to share riding services for inter-city commutation.
Till date, option to hire a cab for inter-city traveling is available for personal use only such as family trips or vacations. But, by Gocars people can now take benefits of car pool facility for long distant rides.
Ola launched Ola Outstation this year, but it did not have a ride-sharing option and is usually meant for family trips or vacations.
Goibibo will launch GoCars, an intercity car sharing service soon. The company has launched a webpage for the service but it states ‘launching soon’ that refers that the firm has a good news in the pipeline.
The statement mentioned on the webpage states,
“Brace yourself as we get ready to transform the way you travel. In a matter of days, we will present to you – goCars, an all-encompassing ride-sharing platform which would enable you to share your city-to-city journeys with like-minded, trusted co-travellers at affordable prices. goCars, with its unique approach, aims to revolutionize the way you take your road-trips between cities. Keep watching the space for more info on the launch! goCars differentiates itself from others in terms of its overall user experience.”
In addition, riders can avail the facility of goCash for cash free transactions. According to a statement, Goibibo claims that this will be a revolutionary step for riders who commute between cities.
In May 2016, Ixigo has also launched a similar provision for the riders on its app platforms, web, and mobile web with around 250 intercity cab drivers. Initially, the services was available in Delhi (NCR), Jaipur, Agra, Dehradun, Jammu, Chandigarh, Rishikesh, Shimla, Alwar, Manali, and Meerut. Meru Cabs also offers intercity booking.