Online travel agent Goibibo has launched an e-pass assistance service for inter-city cab travel. This allows riders to successfully submit an e-pass application while booking the cab on the app. More than 150 routes require a travel pass during the ongoing pandemic. The Goibibo app provides riders with the vehicle and driver-partner information. Various states have announced the movement pass as mandatory on select routes with high-risk coronavirus levels. The new service currently allows riders to submit an e-pass application for routes including Delhi-Dehradun, Delhi-Haridwar, Bangalore-Chennai, Chennai-Vellore, Chandigarh- Shimla, and Puri- Bhubaneshwar among others.
Goibibo is working with reliable cab partners to ensure the highest standards of hygiene and safety in the cab journeys
Frequently cleaning and disinfecting all touchpoints in the cab; adhering to the government norms regarding seating plan and several riders; training drivers on social distancing, hand hygiene, and respiratory etiquette; ensuring that Aarogya Setu App is installed on the driver-partner and rider’s mobile; to building cab hygiene and safety awareness amongst riders, are among the initiatives. The e-Pass assistance service will extend to more routes to benefit travelers planning and booking essential travel to routes that require a travel pass.
Parikshit Choudhury, chief business officer – ground transport of Goibibo said, “With guidelines for inter-state road travel getting revised frequently depending on the situation of the virus spread in various states, riders are looking for end-to-end assistance that helps make their travel experience seamless, stress-free, comfortable and safe. Our new offering is one such step towards assisting our riders at each phase of their journey during these uncertain times. From offering GoSafe guaranteed cab options; guiding state-wise travel guidelines; blocking the cab and driver-partner with the fleet operator at the time of booking to avoid any last-minute changes; to practicing safety standards en route the journey among others. We remain focused on innovating features and services that will help travelers through each step of their journey.”