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Friday, January 09, 2009 09:29 AM IST (03:59 AM GMT)
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Release no: 18881
Indimoto.com Offers Free Carpooling across 130 Indian Cities to Combat Fuel Shortage
New Delhi, Delhi, India, Friday, January 09, 2009 — (Business Wire India) — India’s 1st carpool website, Indimoto.com has extended a helping hand to all those hit by the acute shortage of automotive fuels across the country. The website has announced absolutely free matching of carpool partners across 130 Indian cities including all metros till the period the fuel shortage continues. Many commuters are likely to be stranded due to shortage of fuel for their vehicles and through Indimoto.com they can find others who have fuel and can rideshare with them to their destination. The website shall assist commuters in finding carpool/rideshare partners travelling on their route and time through the advanced search engine on the website www.indimoto.com.
“We have been promoting carpooling across India since early 2006 primarily because we believe that it is an excellent way for commuters to reduce their spending on fuel, restrain menacing urban traffic and also contribute towards saving the environment and reducing harmful CO2 emissions which cause global warming. However during times like these when the country is facing an acute fuel shortage due to the strike of state owned oil firms, we feel it is our duty to help commuters go about their daily lives with the help of carpools, formed for free on Indimoto.com” says Udit Bhandari, Founder & CEO of the website.
For commuters who have fuel in their vehicles and would like to offer a ride to an individual travelling on their route, or distressed commuters looking for a ride, now they can simply log on to www.indimoto.com and post their carpool request for free or search through existing carpool requests for free. The website uses criterion like city, origin, destination, pin-code, departing and return time and other personal information like gender etc. to yield results for matching of commuters.
Indimoto.com has been a hit with commuters from across India since its launch in 2006. Being India’s 1st carpool website it has till today enabled over 10500 people to make carpools via its unique route matching technology which helps commuters find carpool partners travelling on their route and their time in a secure fashion and thereby reduce their fuel consumption and expenses. In a recent online survey conducted by Indimoto.com, 87% people voted carpooling as the number one choice for reducing fuel expenses and would want to give it a shot. The maximum car-poolers on Indimoto.com are from Delhi & NCR followed by Mumbai and Bangalore and more and more are opting for the concept everyday.
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