New Delhi, Oct. 07, 2020: With the lockdown being lifted in most parts of the country and restrictions being eased, people are slowly but cautiously venturing out of their homes to visit their near and dear ones and also to de-stress themselves from the prolonged confinement to their homes. As they begin to start travelling to their hometowns, safe and secure commuting has emerged as the top priority. The latest trend that is emerging in this space is the One-way car rental service drops which people are availing to get themselves dropped at their hometowns and spend time with their loved ones. One remarkable segment is that of new parents, mothers and pregnant women who are seeking one-way car rental service to travel back and forth to their native and base cities, for the benefits of doorstep-to-doorstep service and safety of dedicated space provided by car rentals.
Cashing in on this rapidly emerging trend, Savaari, an online chauffeur driven car-rental Company has expanded its One-way services to 5 Lakh routes, offering highly affordable one-side all-inclusive fares to customers, making them the undisputed leader in terms of geographical coverage. Savaari’s reputed track record of executing 500 million kms of road trips over its 14 year tenure using Technology as the primary enabler has made this exponential expansion possible.
Speaking about the expansion, Gaurav Aggarwal, Founder & CEO, Savaari Car Rentals said, “Since inception, Savaari has always been at the forefront of setting standards in the chauffeur-driven car rentals space. The 1000-fold increase in the one-way routes bears testimony of Savaari’s commitment to making its car rental service available in every nook and corner of the country. Moreover, the coverage is continuously being expanded upon to ensure a truly 100% connectivity across the length and breadth of the country.”
“While Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi, Hyderabad and Chennai continue to lead the demand recovery 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, our one-way services have witnessed a growth of 800%. With the festive season round the corner, we foresee a demand uptick of 300% during this season,” adds Gaurav Aggarwal.
Intercity car rental services in India have traditionally been accommodative of both product offerings – round trip services and one-way drops. In the former, the customer is offered an onward and return journey back to his/her starting point, whereas in the latter, the customer is merely picked up from a source city and dropped at the destination city.
With about 4000 cities/towns in India roughly translating to a coverage of 40,00,000 (40 lakh) route combinations that can be reasonably serviced by road, coupled with the high accessibility of these locations by a well-connected (and ever improving) road network provides a tremendous opportunity for Car Rentals to become a thriving mode of transportation across the length and breadth of the country.