A man who started his career as a taxi driver has come up with a Digital Based Transportation Company to address the perils of drivers as well as give the much-needed relief to people in Goa. Spare a few minutes to know more about his initiative.
Goa-based 29-year old Uttkarsh Mokatkar had left regular academics after passing class 12. Belonging to a middle class family and being a mediocre student, taking up a job for living was the best option for Uttkarsh at that time.
He took up a job in the transportation sector and worked as a taxi driver and then as a transport in charge. During that time he completed his graduation in BCom. “It was while working in the transportation sector at such a young age that I understood the difficulties faced by drivers to earn a living. In order to take home Rs 1000 a driver has to work for 18-20 hours and earn at least Rs 3000. I kept struggling with my job but there was a burning desire to do something of my own that would help the entire driver community,” Uttkarsh told chalgenius.com.
Doing something for the drivers
After toying with the idea of starting his own transportation company for a few months, Uttkarsh finally designed the software with the help of a group of engineers. Eyokar DreamTravellers Pvt-Ltd
was set up in January 2020. “In Eyokar Cabs the driver has to neither pay any EMI or service charge. The customer too does not need to bargain with the driver. The charges per kilometre are fixed as per government rates so the scope of getting cheated does not arise for people availing our service. Drivers just need to register at our portal in order to get customers,” Uttkarsh explained.
“Just 2 months after our company was launched Covid lockdown was imposed. It was a period of extreme difficulty for us as the entire sector had come into a halt. But we somehow kept struggling and making our way forward. Luckily, we managed to survive till today. Currently, our position is such that 70 out of 100 people in the local market of Goa know us,” recalled Uttkarsh.
About Eyokar Cabs
Eyokar Cabs is a Technology-Based Service which is a One-Point window service for all your Transportation needs in the State of Goa. Every single user can Book a Ride through their phone to their nearest Hotel / Residence and Travel safely and smoothly without any hassles.
Why choose Eyokar?
The booking system is hassle-free and finding drivers or cabs is an easy and convenient process. “Our rates are at par with the government. It’s affordable & lowest. Women & Senior Citizen safety is our priority. One can book us through Call / Web and we provide 24X7 customer support. Again, we accept various payment methods which make it convenient for tourists,” said Uttkarsh.
Rapid City Transfer (Point A to point B Pick up and Drop); Hourly basis Taxi to be booked; Day wise packages (Sightseeing / Tourism packages / Special women safety packages); Tourism packages which include pick up from airport till drop covering all your transportation needs which can be pre planned as per your personalized Itinerary; Monthly packages for industrial and business growth related transportation services; Emergency medical services offered for the first time in Goa for the whole state specially tying up with the best hospitals within the state.
According to Uttkarsh, out of 25,000 taxis registered under the state government of Goa, 3,000 are registered with Eyokar Cabs under all categories for all services and events. “We have over 150 hotel tie-ups for cab services on demand. Around 500-600 drivers have registered with Eyokar till date.
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