Booking a taxi online or on your smartphone has revolutionized the modern transport system. The widespread adoption of online taxi apps like Uber and Lyft has given rise to rapid innovation in the transportation field. But now, this market has reached a point of saturation. Prices have started getting higher and higher. Online taxis and conventional taxis are not so different anymore. It is here that the concept of carpooling in Pune comes into the picture with rPool.
When people share a car ride, it reduces the travel cost of each individual. It saves fuel costs and reduces CO2 emissions. Carpooling reduces the usual tension and stress that’s caused by driving in traffic. Consider a simple real-life scenario. You are going to Embassy Industrial Park at Chakan from your home in Pune. You open your carpool app, rPool, check for carpooling options, and you find that there are three people who are also going to Chakan. You join them and reach your destination together. You have just saved 25% of your usual fuel costs. This is how carpooling makes our life more comfortable. Even when offering a ride, carpooling can make traffic bearable as the ride giver now has company to keep them engaged during their journey.
Carpooling or car-sharing also contributes significantly to improving the environment. Apart from reducing CO2 emissions, it vastly reduces traffic congestion and the need for parking spaces. Carpooling leads to the optimum use of resources as empty seats of a car are now occupied. In our modern world, where every household has a car (maybe more than one), carpooling is the need of the hour.
Carpooling leads to expanding your social network. As you carpool with like-minded people, you are indirectly creating more social relationships. There are more chances of meeting new people and making friends when you carpool. Rideshare apps like rPool are highly beneficial to working professionals who work in IT parks or live in populated areas of the city.
Here are some of the popular areas in Bangalore where carpooling could be useful:
redBus has created the best carpooling app in India, rPool. rPool promotes sharing your car with friends, coworkers, and other environmentally conscious travelers. Our smart algorithms quickly checks for people who are traveling on the same route and connects the ride giver and rider taker instantly.
rPool gives importance to the security of every passenger who uses the app. Every car owner who uses rPool undergoes an extensive background check. People with criminal cases are blacklisted and the information of every traveler that you match with is sent to you before you can confirm your ride.
Start using the best carpool app available in the market today, rPool, and convert your commute into a remarkable social experience.
|Source||Destination||Avg. Fare (Distance in KMs)|
|Hinjewadi||Magarpatta||Rs. 120 (30)|
|Aundh||Magarpatta||Rs. 72 (18)|
|Hinjewadi||Yerawada||Rs. 72 (18)|
|Shivaji Nagar||Talawade||Rs. 92 (23)|
It is a novel concept and overall experience has been very satisfactory. I have recommended it to my friends.
It's awesome , thanks!
rPool is an online carpool platform that connects Driver(s) (herein after referring to those who offer rides) and Rider(s) (herein after referring to those who are searching for rides). Both parties herein after referred to as “Riders”.
Carpooling is a smart way to commute by sharing just one vehicle. A car owner, offers ride and chooses fellow riders who travel along the same route. In addition to being a more affordable way to commute, it also helps the environment by reducing the number of cars on the road and bringing down the pollution.
rPool is not a cab service. It is an online carpool platform that connects Driver(s) and Rider(s). rPool caters exclusively to working professionals, who are verified riders.
Private car owners desirous of offering a Trip to other professionals traveling on the routes of daily commute will register on the rPool platform and offer rides or invite registered Riders. Alternately, Riders who find Drivers on their route of commute can approach the Driver to ride in their vehicle. In both cases, subject to the approval of the Driver or Rider, both will be paired to ride together. When the offer is mutually accepted, the Users connect with each other through the redBus app. The chat and calls are secure as they don’t reveal the phone number of the Driver or Rider. Once the Trip is completed, the rPool Points agreed for the Trip are credited from the Rider’s rPool Wallet to Driver’s rPool Wallet.
rPool Wallet is a wallet provided to each User of the rPool, to seamlessly transact for each Trip provided and availed on redBus App.
As a part of your rPool Wallet, rPool Points allow riders to seamlessly transact for rides. Additionally, rPool Points can be redeemed for shopping cards or vouchers as agreed and provided by rPool. Currently, rPool allows redemption of rPool Points. Points can also be donated towards the planting of trees by the MakeMyTrip Foundation.
Users get to save more on every Trip by splitting the cost between fellow Users while making the best use of a single vehicle. rPool Users also contribute to making the city better by reducing the number of cars and resultantly reducing the pollution. Additionally, as rPool is a carpool exclusively for professionals one can network with fellow Users.
rPool is only open to professionals and we verify users through their corporate email. We ensure that all Users have their privacy protected by routing all calls and chats through our app where the phone numbers are not visible to either party.
A Recurring Trip allows a Driver, to auto-generate their daily commute (home to office and vice versa). This eliminates the need to post rides every day.
rPool allows you cancel a single Trip. If you won’t be available for a few days we recommend stopping the Recurring Ride until your return.
We are always here to help, in case of any issue do email us at rPool@redbus.in for any queries.