MetroRide, India’s first AI-driven electric mobility platform, has increased its footprint to Indiranagar, Bengaluru, in Karnataka. It will enable commuters to use Electric autos to reach their destinations while reducing their carbon footprint. The cost for these rides starts at INR 10.
MetroRide is currently connecting Indiranagar Metro Station to Embassy Golf Links (EGL) via the 100 feet road. The shared mobility platform enables the customers to make their daily Metro commute Affordable, quick and carbon-free.
Commenting on the launch Girish Nagpal, CEO and Co-Founder, MetroRide said, “We are committed to solving the first and last mile connectivity problem in urban cities of India. We will be actively working with the government and traffic authorities to ensure that our solution helps the city to decongest by enabling people to shift to greener commute solutions and shared mobility.”
With just seven months since its launch, MetroRide has catered to 75,000 customers with an average of just 2.01 minutes of wait time per ride. Incepted with an intent to tackle problems linked to the daily commute and climate change, the startup attributes its success to the enthusiastic response of consumers.
Kaaman Agarwal, CTO and Co-Founder, said, “Indiranagar is one of the important areas in Bengaluru. It is surrounded by tech parks and office spaces and the bustling 100 Feet Road that caters to many commuters. Our simple to use app ensures that the daily commuters can book rides in just two clicks and get a hassle-free experience unrestricted of any haggling and exact change issues.”
MetroRide, founded in 2020 by Girish Nagpal and Kaaman Agarwal, solves the problem of first and last-mile connectivity to high-frequency destinations like corporate parks, metro stations, educational hubs, etc. The company operates through its AI-powered cloud-based application to provide 100 percent green travel solutions to its customers. MetroRide also aims to bolster the EV adoption landscape with its electric vehicles.
In August 2021, the company raised seed funding from angel investors spread across Silicon Valley, New Jersey, and India, including senior global executives like Shailesh Powdwal, Sudhir Pai, Bhagirath Tanna and successful serial entrepreneur Sushant Divakar. The mobility startup will use the funds to expand its all green and 100 percent EV fleet’s footprint in Bengaluru and Delhi NCR. A part of this funding will go towards enhancing its AI engine – VIKI.