Imagine if you could put someone in your empty bike seat and can earn some money from doing so. This may sound very new and interesting to you, but from now onwards you can make some money by putting someone in your empty bike seat. Tootle is here to make this happen.
Now you don’t need to worry about crowded buses, expensive taxi fare and other troubles that you experience in public vehicles. Tootle is in operation to provide you a convenient, reasonable and a safe ride.
Tootle is a ride-sharing app within Kathmandu valley that connects people who are looking for a ride with people who are willing to share their journey in two-wheelers.
Tootle app helps you to book the easiest and fastest ride available, avoiding wait time, unlike public transportation. Download the app now and get a trip to your destination.
Booking your Tootle ride is easy – here’s how:
-Turn on your GPS > Open the app > Set your pick up and drop off location.
– Your partner will be notified of your pick up the place.
– Get instant confirmation with trip details.
– Choose your payment method (Tootle balance or cash)
– Track your partner in real time.
– After the ride is complete, don’t forget to rate your partner.
Added Benefit of using Tootle:
– Gender preference to ensure comfort riding.
– Real-time monitoring of your ride.
– Safety SMS to allow your loved ones to track your journey.
Tootle takes the fare of Rs. 60 for the first three kilometers. For every additional kilometer after that the charge is Rs. 18. The fare breakdown is a little expensive compared to the public vehicle but inexpensive compared to taxis. When you travel in public transportation in Kathmandu, the rate up to 4km is Rs.13. Likewise; the price for distances greater than 19 Kilometers is Rs.24. Similarly, in the taxi, the fare is Rs.35 per Kilometer.
The number of people who uses the Tootle service 60-70 per day. Similarly, 25 riders are providing the service regularly. There are more than 2000 registered Tootle bikers who signed up casually to give rides if the itinerary of travelers matched theirs. But they are not active regularly.
The bikers can make up to Rs. 1500 to 2000 per day. Eighty percent of the fare split goes to the biker while 20 percent goes to Tootle.
“We at Tootle also trying to cultivate a culture of people helping one another,” said Shikshit Bhatta, Founder of Tootle.