InDriver launches Set-Your-Own-Fare Ride-Hailing App in Nepal

inDriver, an international ride-hailing service, has launched its services in Kathmandu. The platform connects drivers and passengers, and allows them to independently agree on all the terms for each trip. inDriver’s Real Time Deals (RTD) model enables passengers to offer their price for their selected route and get counter offers directly from nearby drivers. In turn, drivers have the freedom to decide for themselves which ride requests interest them and they can suggest their own prices.

Pavit Nanda, South Asia PR Manager, inDriver, said: “We are excited to bring inDriver to Nepal. We are now operating our services in Kathmandu and will soon be launching our services in all the major cities of Nepal. For at least the first six months of operation in Nepal, inDriver will not charge drivers a commission fee, meaning they will receive the entire fare for every ride (excluding applicable taxes and tolls). Thereafter, the commission fee for drivers will be significantly lower than that of other ride-hail services operating throughout the city. inDriver has already signed up more than 4,000 drivers in Nepal.” 

What’s new with this app?

Unlike other ride-hailing apps, inDriver allows its drivers and passengers to independently negotiate the fare for the ride. Using this feature, the passenger receives multiple offers from drivers nearby and the two can decide the preferred ride based on the driver’s Estimated Time of Arrival (ETA), ratings, price, and vehicle model. Furthermore, the driver also gets to choose a particular request based on the customer’s pick-up location, destination, price, rating, and number of completed trips.

How to use the apps?

To book a ride request, the passenger must input the pick-up and drop-off points along with the estimated fare they will offer for the trip. Drivers registered in the system are immediately notified of this request to accept the request, ignore it, or offer their own fare amount. inDriver’s RTD model brings power back to the people by allowing the driver and passenger to directly negotiate fares.  For example, through the app, passengers could pay as little as Rs 270 for travelling from Gongabu Bus Park (Kathmandu) to Satdobato (Lalitpur) and Rs 130 for travelling from Thamel to Boudhanath.

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