Savaari, an online chauffeur driven car-rental company, has expanded its one-way services from 500 to 5 lakh routes. With this move, the company claims to have become the car rental service provider with the largest geographical coverage in the country. Savaari has a track record of executing 500 million km of road trips over its 14 year tenure.
With the lockdown imposed due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic being lifted in most parts of the country and restrictions being eased, people are starting to travel to their hometowns. The latest trend that is emerging is one-way car rental service drops. Savaari has cashed in on this trend.
The company claims that while Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai lead the demand for the one-way service, non-metros like Ahmedabad, Ranchi, Chandigarh, and Coimbatore have also witnessed a sharp rise in bookings. From unlock 1.0 in June to the present day, the company’s one-way services have witnessed a growth of 800%. With the festive season round the corner, it foresees a demand growth of 300%.
With about 4,000 cities/towns in India roughly translating to a coverage of 40 lakh route combinations that can be reasonably serviced by road, coupled with the high accessibility of these locations by a well-connected road network has provided an opportunity for car rentals to become a thriving mode of transportation across the length and breadth of the country.
Every car that Savaari provides its customers is sanitized and equipped with a bottle of sanitizer for customers’ use. Every driver-partner undergoes a 30-point checklist for safety and hygiene including vehicular and personal hygiene, practicing social distancing and wearing a face-mask all the time.
Savaari has also tied up with a Bengaluru based insurance company to provide Covid insurance to its driver partners as well as customers.
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