31st January 2024: In a bid to address the rising concerns associated with hailing an affordable cab in the city, viaDOTS, India’s first ever app-based digital meter taxi has launched the ‘saver rides’ feature. This innovative offering allows riders to navigate the city at a reduced cost, with a 15% decrease in the already competitive base fare, surpassing other ride-hailing platforms – providing an affordable and convenient transportation solution.
With an effective pricing strategy, the Bengaluru-based platform has set a competitive base price of 100 INR for the initial 4 kilometers, followed by a reasonable rate of INR 20 per kilometer thereafter. This disruptive pricing model aims to address the prevailing cost concerns associated with ride-hailing services in the tech city of India, making viaDOTS an attractive and cost-effective choice for commuters.
The app-based ride-hailing startup also maintains a flat rate throughout the day. Unlike many other cab aggregators, viaDOTS refrains from implementing surge pricing measures even during peak hours – providing riders with a consistent and transparent fare system, regardless of the time or demand.
“We are thrilled to introduce the ‘saver rides’ feature to our users in Bangalore,” said Vyshak Simha, CEO of viaDOTS. “At viaDOTS, our aim is to redefine the transportation landscape by providing an affordable, accessible, and reliable option for commuters. Our flat-fare structure also reflects our commitment towards building a cab ecosystem where the rider and driver community have the freedom to access convenient and affordable mobility around the clock.”
Launched in December 2023, viaDOTS has already onboarded over 8,000 drivers in Bengaluru and plans to expand its footprint to cities such as Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, Kolkata, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Chandigarh, Indore, and Mysuru. The viaDOTS app, available for download on both iOS and Android platforms, offers a user-friendly interface, real-time tracking, and a seamless ride-booking experience. Users can now enjoy the benefits of the saver rides feature, making their daily commute more budget-friendly without compromising on quality or convenience.