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Instago: A Travel App That Is Helping Delhi-ites Curb Pollution

Instago is an intra-city travel application that will massively benefit the people of Delhi.

 

Now there is an intra-city travel application that is set to massively benefit the people of Delhi. The application brings all the intra-city modes of transport on one single screen; be it cabs, autos, bike-taxi services or public transport. While the option of booking cabs, bike-taxi services and autos is already live, the option for public transports will be up on the app really soon. All the information will be available centrally at one place, including price, estimated time of arrival and duration of the trip on the app. Earlier, people had to struggle to choose amongst multiple apps for booking a cab, checking the metro route or fare, or checking bus route numbers and stops. With Instago - as it is called, this ordeal of seeking and comparing information is reduced to an effort lasting only a few seconds.

Instago is an intra-city travel application that will massively benefit the people of Delhi. The application brings all the intra-city modes of transport on one single screen; be it cabs, autos, bike-taxi services or public transport. While the option of booking cabs, bike-taxi services and autos is already live, the option for public transports will be up on the app really soon. All the information will be available centrally at one place, including price, estimated time of arrival and duration of the trip on the app. Earlier, people had to struggle to choose amongst multiple apps for booking a cab, checking the metro route or fare, or checking bus route numbers and stops. With Instago coming into the picture, this ordeal of seeking and comparing information is reduced to an effort lasting only a few seconds.

The application is an outcome of the combined efforts of its three co-founders, an Ex-Googler, an FMS MBA alumnus, and a Silicon Valley techie, who saw the ever-increasing congestion on Indian roads and the corresponding increase in pollution. Simultaneously, they also saw the growing variety of options to help ease this congestion, from affordable cabs to bike taxis to ride sharing platforms. However, with the explosion of options came increased complexity in planning, and the concept of Instago was born.

They felt the need for an intra-city travel solution not only in multiple cities of India, but also in many major cities across the world. In countries such as USA, UK, Australia and Hong Kong, they found themselves switching between various applications to reach their desired destination, which was cumbersome and time-consuming.

"Taking a cue from Travis Klanick (the founder of Uber) at the Startup India launch about what technology can do to solve global problems, we created Instago. Growing up in Delhi NCR, we've seen pollution and congestion become an unfortunate part of daily life. Instago aggregates information and allows commuters to make effective and efficient use of public as well as other modes of private transport available to them. By plugging information gaps and facilitating smoother planning of day to day travel, we believe Instago can help to effectively tackle the pollution and congestion problems currently facing India," said co-founder Anmol Ahlawat.

In the words of co-founder Nakul Khanna, "People have an inherent desire to save not only money, but also time, and the current process of comparison is very tedious, because it involves switching between multiple apps and platforms. Instago simplifies this process, and helps commuters to economise on both time and money, thus ensuring maximum efficiency in day to day travel planning. The cost of not having information proves to be expensive in cities across the world; for instance, in London, Anmol and I were spending 66% more on the tube than on the bus with similar trip durations, but we had to figure this out for ourselves. Instago's concept is applicable everywhere, not just here in India."

Instago is a one of a kind transport application that spares you any intra-city travel hassles, and optimises your trips both in terms of time and cost by allowing you to choose the best mode of transportation from amongst multiple service providers. The duration of the odd-even scheme is one in which such a concept will be extremely beneficial to commuters, especially in a city like Delhi.

Application is live on Google Play Store currently with cab, auto and bike taxi services. It would be up on IOS as well with the public transportation options in few days
 


TAGS: Startup, Delhi Government, Apps For Travellers