We have owned a car for a long 5 years but I never had the desire to drive to commute to my office daily till May’ 2019 this year. Something amazing happened in May 2019. Let me tell you what !!!
We occasionally used our car for marketing, outing or sparing on long drives for touring but never used on daily basis for my commute to office. I was fully depended on public transport and local trains as I used to stay very close to highway and railway station. Never even thought of commuting to work for myself and simultaneously giving ride for others too.
This year prior to Lok Sabha election public transport was partially withdrawn by EC and frequency also declined on different routes and this affected our office timings.
Two of my office colleagues insisted me to carpool them and thus my carpooling story started. Initially I was hesitant being novice having no idea about carpooling and also felt uncomfortable to travel with co-riders whom I did not know at all. But as two of my fellow colleagues (a male & a female) were there to help me from any untoward situations, with this belief my sRide activity started.
Surprisingly Now I have already completed 52 rides, covering 1350+ kms, saved around Rs. 3500/- sRide credits and acquiring Gold membership and meeting with new or old co-riders daily. A trust is grown between all my co-riders who finds sRide carpool app very easy to use, socialize, daily chit-chat while riding. sRide has built that bridge to socialize, meet new people and strengthen the bond of trust.