Friday, 1 June 2012

Stepping into second year...

Dear Travellers:
This 5th June 2012 is very special for all of us. Your favourite portal completes one year. Like you made various useful journeys on the portal, also completes the first milestone of the journey.
It has been fantastic year, through your support we got several phenomenal recognition.
Few users are not able to take full advantage of the portal. They are requested to ‘Post the Trip’, then Click on ‘My Trips’ to see matching trips. Then only you will be to see matching persons profile and details. Interestingly, there’s no shortcut to it.
Keep carpooling ! Keep sharing !

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

List of Selected Available Trips

Dear OliveTrips users:

We got many times requests from you to publish a summarized list of available trips for sharing or clubbing your travel or commuting. This is the first such list of selected routes/trips.You can login and post the trips to make matches. That's the only way to get connected to them. As you know, it's absolutely free. You can do carpool, bikepool or share auto or taxi. Please do proper due diligence before sharing the trips.

City/State/Zone From To Remarks
Ahmedabad Sector 29, Gandhinagar Ellisbridge, Ahmedabad Available
Ahmedabad Infocity, Gandhinagar Ashram Rpad, Ahmedabad Available
Ahmedabad Karnavati Club Road, Ahmedabad Gandhinagar Sarkhej Highway Partly Available
Ahmedabad Kankaria, Ahmedabad Infocity, Gandhinagar Available
Ahmedabad Meghaninagar, Ahmedabad CG Road, Ahmedabad Available
Ahmedabad Jodhpur Village, Ahmedabad Naroda Road, Ahmedabad Available
Ahmedabad Vastrapur, Ahmedabad Usmanpura, Ahmedabad Available
Ahmedabad Ayojan Nagar, Ahmedabad Gulbai Tekra, Ahmedabad Available
Vadodara Akota, Vadodara Padra, Vadodara Available
Vadodara Nizampura, Vadodara Akota Stadium, Vadodara Available
Vadodara Wadi, Vadodara Chikuwadi, Vadodara Available
Gujarat Akota, Vadodara Navrangpura, Ahmedabad Partly Available
Gujarat Sama, Vadodara CTM, Ahmedabad Available
Gujarat Amitnagar, Vadodara CTM, Ahmedabad Available
Gujarat CTM, Ahmedabad Amitnagar, Vadodara Available
Gujarat CTM, Ahmedabad Sama, Vadodara Available
Gujarat Ankleshwar Zadeshwar Road, Bharuch Available
Gujarat Gandhidham Naroda, Ahmedabad Available
Gujarat Akota, Vadodara Bholav, Bharuch Available
Gujarat Memnagar, Ahmedabad Chhatral, Mehsana Available
Mumbai Govind nagar, Mumbai Kala Quila, Mumbai Partly Available
Mumbai Jogeshwari (W), Mumbai Chembur, Mumbai Available
Mumbai Worli, Mumbai Kolaba, Mumbai Available
Mumbai Lokhandwala Compex, Mumbai BKC Road, Mumbai Available
Mumbai Jogeshwari (W), Mumbai Mahalakshmi, Mumbai Available
Mumbai Kandivali (W), Mumbai Colaba, Mumbai Available
Mumbai Kandivali (W), Mumbai BKC Road, Mumbai Available
Mumbai Thane (W), Mumbai K L Salve Marg, Mumbai Available
Pune Sector 25, Pimpri, Pune Baner, Pune Available
Pune Kashid Nagar, Pune Yashwant Nagar, Pune Available
Pune Hadapsar, Pune Kharadi, Pune Available
Maharashtra Wadala, Mumbai Kasba Peth, Pune Partly Available
Maharashtra Pimple Saudagar, Pune Vikhroli (W), Mumbai Available
Bengaluru Halsurpete, Bengaluru Halasuru, Bengaluru Available
Chennai Velachery, Chennai Perungudi, Chennai Available
Tamilnadu Besant Nagar, Chennai Siruseri Available
Kolkata Machuabazar, Kolkata Lal Dighi, Kolkata Available
Assam Guwahati, Assam Bokakhat, Assam Available
Delhi Mayur Vihar II, Delhi Pragati Vihar, Delhi Available
Delhi Tilak Nagar, Delhi Hari Nagar, Delhi Available
Agra Civil Lines, Agra Dayal Bagh, Agra Available
North India Dwarka, Delhi Sector 54, Gurgaon Available
North India Dwarka, Delhi Sector 16, Gurgaon Available
North India Zirakpur, Haryana Sector 8, Chandigarh Available
North India Ghaziabad Kamal Marg, Noida Available

Go ahead and make India Green.

Team -

Monday, 2 April 2012

Car pooling just a click away (The Times of India)

(Tushar Tere, The Times of India, March 29, 2012)

VADODARA: Whenever Vimal Solanki wants to travel from Ahmedabad to Vadodara, he just logs onto a website to find matching profile of some person who is travelling on the same route. Though Solanki has been using social several networking sites for staying connected with friends, he seldom knew that one of them would help him reduce his travelling expenditure by almost half every month. However, a website started by a Barodian that focuses on car pooling has helped him in saving lot of money and also make new friends.

With rapid industrialization and expanding urban areas, travelling costs of Gujaratis have shot up. Also, driving on congested roads is becoming increasingly difficult. To avoid the double trouble, Gujaratis are increasingly turning to vehicle pooling. Such is the demand for vehicle pooling that a city-based entrepreneur is coming up with another website that will not only help people in finding partners for car pooling but also offer chat and video updating facilities.

"The concept of vehicle pooling was prevalent in metro cities. I launched the website in Ahmedabad in June last year with aim of reducing people's fuel costs and promoting environmental cause. Also, it helps people in networking and making new friends. Once the user uploads his route and requirements, we provide him with matching profiles. He can contact them directly and discuss further details," said Suresh Purohit, an entrepreneur who started that offers car pooling service for free.

About 275 Gujaratis are availing benefits of vehicle sharing through his site and the number is increasing every month.

Purohit, an MBA graduate said that trend of vehicle pooling will pick up faster when people know about such website and understand benefits of sharing system.

City-based entrepreneur Ruchira has gone a step ahead and introduced the concept of socializing through vehicle pooling website.

The focus is to reduce environment pollution and congestion on roads.

Traffic expert Satyen Kulabker said, "Such initiatives can help reduce air pollution and traffic jams considerably. People can not only save considerable amount every month but also enjoy smooth ride on roads. I am sure that people in Gujarat will take to such concept soon."