Carpooling is when several people travel together in one individual’s personal car and share the cost of the journey. Carpool by Meru is a smart and fun way to travel. It connects people who are looking for a ride and people who are offering a ride on the same route.
Carpooling is economic, it allows you to make a journey without having to pay the total cost for the traveller as well as the car owner. It is environment friendly, it reduces everyone’s carbon footprint. It’s fun, you get to meet new people and share a journey together.
Carpool by Meru has many safety measures in place to ensure that you are driving with safe company. First of all, users must sign up with their valid Facebook profile. To be sure of one’s identity, we also ask users to upload a PAN card, Adhaar card or driving license. We encourage users to rate and review other passengers or car owners. To ensure the privacy of both parties, we do not share the mobile numbers either way. Instead, we have provided a feature of masked calling through our app, where the calling or receiving party do not see each other’s number. There’s also an ICE (In Case of Emergency) alert in the app, where the person can alert a trusted person.
If you don’t find a ride you are looking for, you may tap on ‘Alert me’ for notifications. We will send you a notification once a ride (going your way) is available. You may also broaden your search by altering your preferences to find more possible matches.
The payment is completely cashless. Both the car owner and traveller need to register themselves with the Paytm wallet in the Carpool app and ensure adequate balance in the wallet. At the start of your ride, the traveller needs to ‘swipe to start ride’ in the app. As soon as this is done, the amount is transferred from traveller’s wallet to car owner’s wallet automatically.
If you want to cancel your ride, you will need to go to ‘my rides’ then tap on the ‘rides posted’ (if you are offering a ride) or ‘rides booked’ (if you are taking a ride) tab, you can then click on ‘cancel trip’.
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