13 Year Old Entrepreneur Akshat Mittal Finds Solution To Delhi’s Odd-Even Car Rule
A 13 year old entrepreneur Akshat Mittal from Delhi has come up with a solution of Delhi’s Odd- Even car rule. The boy has come up with a site that will enable the commuters to pre-plan their journey.
Using the website, the commuters can discover commute partners to share their ride with. The user has to simply input time, source, destination, vehicle’s registration number and gender. However if you are not using your own vehicle and simply want a ride, you don’t even need to input registration number and type of the vehicle.
After registration, user gets to see possible ride options. Later the commute partners can decide on the trip sharing. Presently the site offers point to point pooling and might be expanded to include on-route drops. The website www.odd-even.com is live and the mobile – app will be launched soon.
Akshat is also a member of TiE Delhi-NCR Young Entrepreneur program. Other carpooling sites are also offering solutions but this is different as the algorithm looks for ride matches based upon user’s preferences.
He says, “Most of the car pooling apps today wants to provide convenience to the commuters in the form of linking people wanting to share a ride. However, they have no considerations regarding the odd and even number, which will be the case from January 1, 2016. Currently, all other apps are aimed at citizens looking to lessen the burden of the cost of fuel and the ones looking at a convenient mode of transport.”
Akshat adds, “We have 140 flats in our society and about 50 people travel to Gurgaon every day. The most unfortunate part is that we do not know the same sets of people are going to Gurgaon. Our thought process in the first step we should be able to help people discover partner options they can commute with based on odd/even day.”
However, the platform is not limited to odd and even and even after it ceases to exist on January 15, it would continue connecting people looking to share a ride based on multiple preferences. “As a part of our second stage we want to introduce layers of security that would look to take care of any exigencies. We would also ask commuters to log in through their Facebook or LinkedIn profile to ensure they are genuine and upload their government issued identities such as Adhaar card etc. Also surveys show most people are discoverable as second degree of contact and by integrating their social media profile it would be enable another layer of security,” he adds.
Content source: Economic times
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