The environment for start-ups in Kolkata has been improving by leaps and bounds. Times are exciting, what with the opening up of NASSCOM centres, the recent funding for Wow! Momo and events like Startup Weekend at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.
Hoppr is one start-up with a lot of promise, as its aim is to provide a solution to a problem that countless people face – a comfortable commute to and from the workplace.
Hoppr aims to provide a comfortable public transit experience through its fleet of air-conditioned shuttles or ‘Hoppies’, which will be going through demarcated routes and can be booked from its app (http://www.hopprapp.in). Hoppr guarantees a seat for users starting at Rs 20 and tickets can be bought both online and with cash. In addition to this, it plans to ensure each vehicle is Wi-Fi-enabled.
The three-person team behind Hoppr met at a Startup Weekend. This Kolkata-based start-up is led by Harshit Gohil (founder & CEO), Sanjit Roy (co-founder & COO) and Abhirup Kar (CTO).
Hoppr recently went live with two routes in Kolkata in one of the busiest parts of the city. It plans to expand to 60 vehicles and cover six major routes in the city in the next 100 days. In the next one year, the company plans to launch its service in five more cities with a special focus on Tier-II cities.
Feature image: (L to R) Harshit, Sanjit, Abhirup (hopprapp.in)
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