Doot Cabs – A Road To Our Village; Story Of Small City Entrepreneurs

Four Individuals from different parts of Bihar got admission to T.S Chanakya , Mumbai through IIT JEE. They got an opportunity to live a significant part of their lives after college in metropolitan cities & going around different parts of world in Merchant Navy. However when they returned to their home towns & villages in vacation they felt sorry about the state of affairs in their birth place when compared to other cities they had lived. One of the major challenge faced by people in these rural areas was unavailability of transport facilities; this was not only making their lives difficult but also was serving as a major barrier preventing people from using facilities & opportunities available in nearby cities. Any changes to the existing circumstances seemed to be a distant dream.

In 2015 one of founder of DOOT Cab took his family for a trip to Mumbai. They returned back to local railway station of Bihar at 2300. He tried to hire taxi & to his utter surprise was asked to pay 3 times normal price, the attitude of drivers also concerned him about the safety of his family members during 2 hrs ride to his village. The family members were used to such state of affairs which we called ‘Normalization Of Deviation’ & were even prepared to spend full night at station right at the start of trip. This served as the final nail on the coffin & led to the Birth of DOOT Cabs.

DOOT Cabs was incorporated in July 2017 by Rites Raman, Dinesh Kumar, Saurabh Kumar & Umesh Kumar & started operations in April 2018. Even before operations were started, DOOT Cabs was certified as a promising start up by Bihar Govt. under Start Up India scheme & Chandragupta Management Institute was designated for further Incubation. The services were launched in 4 districts of Bihar right from start, Existing operators in these districts were brought on one common platform. Services were appreciated right from first day of operation with 50% quarterly growth of customer base. Networking is gradually reducing the cost of travel as well as increasing earning of existing taxi operators. Customers are getting verified drivers & taxi with pick up facility from districts headquarters as well as various remote locations. DOOT Cabs have been very instrumental in connecting huge existing base of taxi operators with large number of customers in need of transport services. Projected retention of customers by DOOT Cabs is 82% & 42% of the customers book rides repeatedly with us. Networking have reduced the cost of travel by 15% within 1 Yr 3 Months of operation & is projected to drop by upto 45% of existing market rates with increase in customer base. The earning of taxi operators is projected to increase by upto 1.25 times & is increasing employment opportunities in these areas.

Inspite of being a bootstrapped Private Limited organization, DOOT Cabs is currently providing outstation travel solution to more than 200 customers every month & more than 600 customers are using our services repeatedly for travel needs all over Bihar. With 89% of Bihar’s population & 67% India’s population living in rural areas, having completely unorganized travel infrastructure DOOT Cabs has a huge potential market base.

DOOT Cabs is currently operating in 6 districts of Bihar –  Patna, Muzaffarpur, Darbhanga, Chapra, Gaya & Bhagalpur. DOOT Team is working hard to achieve it’s goal of reaching every district of Bihar by 2021 & to make travel affordable, Comfortable & at finger tips for every needs for people living in any part of India & to make villages smart village. Doot Cab have been granted stage 1 approval by State Industries promotion Board, making it eligible for incentives under Bihar industry promotion policy. We are only cab aggregator of Bihar to be recognized & certified to carry out cab aggregator operations all over the state in compliance with Bihar Aggregator Policy 2019″.

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