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Orahi acquires Odd-even website
MUMBAI: Carpool app Orahi completes the acquisition of Odd-Even.com, a platform to find partner to commute during the odd-even rule. Orahi’s combined user base will now be 70,000.
The website Odd-Even.com was started by 13-year-old Akshat Mittal during the first phase of odd-even, implemented by the Delhi government. He has been inducted on the advisory board of Orahi as a technical and domain expert. “I am happy that, odd-even.com will now be able to cater to a large number of commuters. The partnership will make an easy interface for travellers as they will have just one platform with a huge database to swiftly select from. I think I can contribute to Orahi as a part of advisory board and will add value in both technical and domain aspects,” said Akshat Mittal, founder of Odd-Even.com.
The acquisition allows flexibility to users in terms of increased number of carpooling options with 10 people travelling every minute in top 10 directions as this will provide both car owners and passengers to get enough options to carpool curtailing the wait time.
“This move will benefit all odd-even.com and Orahi users. Every new user addition adds to more carpool options for the community and eventually helps in curbing traffic and pollution for the city,” said Orahi’s Founder & CEO Arun Bhati.
Users from Odd-even.com will be able to access Orahi.com (website and app) and carpool instantly. All current Orahi offers such as ‘Every second ride FREE’ and ‘1 litre of free PETROL for car owners everyday’ will be extended to the new Orahi users. Orahi plans to organise a Live Twitter session for new users to connect directly with the founders of Orahi.
Orahi was co-founded by Arun Bhati and Sameer Khanna in 2013 with the intent to solve the traffic woes and tackle the alarming pollution levels in the Delhi NCR region. In January 2016, Orahi raised Rs 3.5 crore from the Indian Angel Network. The fund raised is being invested in platform building, marketing and team expansion. The company plans to expand its reach in Mumbai and Bengaluru in the second quarter of this year.