The Indian Railway is all set to launch a new mobile app for the booking of tickets in the unreserved category. The move will also push the IRCTC’s agenda of paperless ticketing, as users won’t require printing out tickets. The app will be available for download on Google’s Play Store for Android smartphones. All payments will be made through the railway e-wallet.
Ridesharing app BlaBlaCar has partnered with travel marketplace ixigo to provide travelers with ridesharing as an alternative to taking buses and trains. Users search for city-to-city travel solutions on Ixigo, will now be shown information about available car ridesharing options on BlaBlaCar. The move will give users of Ixigo yet another travel option, apart from trains, buses and flights.
$100mn earmarked towards fueling expansion & growth of TaxiForSure
Carzonrent has acquired Ridingo (Bangalore based ride share startup) for an undisclosed amount to get into ride-sharing business.
In addition to searching all major online cab aggregator apps, ixigo cabs also searches 250+ offline taxi service providers across 100 towns in India
The funds will be used for expanding its fleet in Mumbai, expanding its services to Delhi and Bengaluru in the next 2-3 months and for talent hiring.
Delhi is the only city now where Uber will accept cash payments; the customers can pay regular fare in cash without additional commissions.
Ola has raised $315mn in Series G led by DST Global with partipation from Tiger Global, Steadview Capital and Accel. Softbank and Matrix Partners did not participate in this round.
50,000 users per month with more than 40,000 minutes of content being consumed daily
Failed to abide by Delhi Govt’s order to cease the service; the Govt is planning for Country wide ban on the apps of all web-based taxi companies.
The funds raised will be utilized in R&D, talent acquisition, strengthening its content and technology partnerships in the travel ecosystem.
The cabs didn’t have digital meters and some were found charging 10X