Commut: A convenient way of travelling to your workplace5 years ago Shalini B
With the IT sector growing in the city, and with Hitech-city and Madhapur areas growing to be the hub of this sector, travelling for city dwellers is becoming more tiresome because of the long journeys and self-drives to the office. To eliminate the fatigue of driving so far, companies were offering cab services for employees. But now, slowly with the companies waiving off this service, the dwellers of the city are again back to square one.
But now all thanks to the city based startup – Commut, travelling to work places be as convenient as it was until now. ‘Commut’ is a minibus shuttle service for daily office commuters. This firm operates air conditioned mini buses at high frequency in popular routes at very affordable prices. The app enables you to book your ride from a specific pickup and drop point (point to point service).
Commut aims to make daily office travel comfortable and hassle free experience. COMMUT is a young and vibrant company, backed by google maps, RTC, Metro and data collected personally on a daily basis, the team of this app is striving to come up with a route optimization algorithm which enables them to identify the most efficient routes dynamically in real time.
This app has been the brainchild of a bunch of IIIT-ians from Hyderabad – Prasanth Garapati, Hemanth Jonnalagadda, Sandeep Kachavarapu, Charan Thota, Srujai Varikuti.
The team at StartupHyderabad.com got a chance to get in touch with Prasanth, and during our interaction we asked him about the idea behind starting this startup. “We were always socially conscious and wanted to do something good for the society. One of our co-founders used to travel every day from Dilshuknagar to Hitech city every day for work. He was frustrated with the existing transportation options. Either he had to wait for long time and then stand and travel all the way, or book the expensive cabs (not to forget the surge pricing in peak times (500-600 for long distance) or drive all the way in heavy traffic for 20-25 KM. There is no way he can travel comfortably at affordable price. After discussions and thorough background research we realized the scale of the problem, and severity is more especially for women. We then decided to solve the complex situation of mass commutation ourselves and started Commut. We quit our high paying jobs to dedicate full time and are striving everyday to make daily travel a hassle free and smooth experience for office goers. On the other hand we want to contribute to environment by reducing the no of motor vehicles on road. Commut provides comfort levels of own car at much affordable price”
How does Commut work?
Select a route – Select your pickup and drop points.
Select a ride – Select a ride based on your convenient time
Book and confirm your ride – Confirm your booking details and enjoy your Commut!
Why choose this app –
Everyday more than 2 lakh IT professionals* commute to work in Hyderabad. 30% are young women, for whom security is a major concern. The working class are in dire need of a reliable and smart transportation facility. With such a growing number of professionals, apps like Commut provide a major relief and a sustainable solution for all transportation woes. How? A few things that make the app unique –
- Point to point service
- Guaranteed AC seat
- Pollution free rides
- Live tracking of vehicles (needn’t wait in bus stops for hours)
- ETA (we display Estimated time of Arrival)
- Safety features. (Implemented – Live tracking, Coming soon – panic button, informing near and dear, police in case of emergency)
- Thorough background check of Drivers ( The team collects 10 documents from every driver which include personal verification docs [License, police verification], vehicle documents)
- Route optimisation. ( Shortest and traffic free routes on real time basis)
- Least travel time (The commuters are able to save approximately one and half hours every day by travelling with Commut)
- Nearly 70% users are women!
- New routes and frequency being added every week based on crowd sourced suggestions.
The payment is completely online and they have collaborated with Pay U Money. Thus, customers can enjoy cashless and seamless transactions with Commut wallet! Since its inception, they have 1400+ registered users and been able to serve 1000+ happy bookings till date. They are being flooded with requests from commuters to expand the services. Presently working out of the T-hub, based on the feedback and route suggestions received, they are now planning for the next phase of operations.
They have also collaborated with Car Free Thursday, HYSEA (Hyderabad Software Exporters Association) and Raahigiri Day to help reduce the number of vehicles on road.
If you still looking out for options to commute to your office, you simply have to head to your play store and download Commut (Get app at https://goo.gl/7NjHQH ) to enjoy a hassle free ride to your work place. If you couldn’t find rides of your choice, you can just suggest in their App or Website and Team Commut will get back to you soon.
Signup today and get credits worth 100/- free in your Commut wallet.