Super excited. Super enthusiastic. Super energetic.
With lots of hope and lots of goals in mind. Started a new phase of my life in this beautiful city of silicon valley which fulfills the dreams of thousands of people coming to make there living from every corner of our country India.
Managed to rent a beautiful house surrounded with absolute stunning greenery, which helps me wake up to the most soothing sound, birds chirping through my rooms window.
Start of the day was so much more spot on, as everything was working as expected for me.
Amidst all these happy stuffs happening with me.
There was always one thing that would haunt me was the feeling of having my office located exactly 25 kms away from my home! Yes, you heard that right.
If you know Bangalore traffic, then you very well would know the nightmare of commuting 25kms one side and that would be 50kms every single day!
Well, that’s true. That’s what I am currently doing now. Phew!
You can very well imagine if your daily commute to office would take 2+ hours on one side. Then can you even imagine your state of mind if you were to commute all by yourself without any company? Or even before that, if you were a middle class family person. Then would it not be a very hefty baggage on your monthly expenses to pay the petrol cost?
Grown up in a middle class family. All these things would really matter to me and there I was talking about this traffic chaos with a friend of mine [He is Pavan] who instantly came up with a suggestion of using an app called “Quick Ride”.
On a first note, I was of the impression that, this might be just another app and it wouldn’t be of any use, as there might not be that many users in it and hence would not be of any help.
But on a second note, felt like should give it a shot once and try it out.
To my surprise.
When I first created a Ride to share from my house to my office location. It was really surprising to see that there 50+ other commuters waiting to join my ride to office from the place where I resided.
First day of my ride I still remember, the moment I created the ride offer on the app. In less than half an hour, my ride was full of other riders joining me and I had to lock the ride to not getting any additional ride requests.
During this period of offering rides and sharing the space to commute in my car. It eventually turned out, to be a win-win situation for me as well as my fellow riders.
To me it was awesome to get along and know many new friends who joined as a fellow riders, and the ride points which they shared through the app for the ride would be of good help to me to cut down my petrol expenses every month.
To my fellow riders, they would get to join a hassle free ride from their location to their office without having to worry of missing a bus, waiting for an auto, booking a cab and all of that stuff.
Trust me on this, this app made it so easy and simple.
Throughout my experience with this app till now [Its been almost 4 months for now], all thanks to the great ethics built through the app. You will never come across a situation where you will have to speak about money and doing any sort of transaction for paying or excepting the commute fee. Each and every hassle of it, app will take care of it.
Having said all of this, I was totally clueless of an app that would make life of people much better and hassle free!
All thanks to Pavan for introducing me to Quick Ride. And great job done by Quick Ride for introducing and managing this concept of shared commute to office work so smoothly and hassle free!
To keep us motivated enough to share more rides. This app will also show us some statistics called as “Ecometer” and my Ecometer stats believe it or not when I saw it at first, I couldn’t believe it myself that I did do much of this in a span of 4 months.
[This is not at all a sponsored post or as such! Totally out of my experience. Happy to share the goodness about this app]
And to all the fellow riders I have got till date. They all have been truly amazing. Every other person was from different culture, different community and different lifestyle. But all got together to get rid of traffic chaos and be at peace.
I am also thinking to share some of the wonderful experiences I have got through Quick Ride in my future posts to come. Please do let me know in the comments below, if you would like to know about them. Do like and share this post if you like it.
Happy Reading! 🙂