Kochi: Making all Keralites proud, a Malayali business is to be launched in the online car taxi business. Mindmaster Technology has launched a unified “PIU” platform for the unorganized automotive and car-taxi industry. Ashok George Jacob, GP Ramesh and Sivadasan Nair are the master minds behind the company.
The functions of the application are based on the GPS service. While other online taxi services charge 26% commission from drivers, PIU does not charge any commission but only charges subscription fees. The annual subscription fee is Rs 19,200.
If a passenger who downloads the PIU app recommends it to five other people and downloads the app and completes at least one ride, the first passenger will become a Preferred Customer. A Gold Customer who makes at least four rides per month will be eligible for the RPS (Ride Profit Share) program, which gives a chance to earn financial benefits.
Those who use the PIU app do not have to pay any extra. The app will start working in Kannur, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Thrissur, Ernakulam, Kottayam, Kollam and Thiruvananthapuram this month. Within six months of starting the service, about 800 people will get jobs.
Wallet facility has also been provided. The recharge can be used in the wallet and other offers are also available. In the initial phase, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka are targeted. Later, the service will be launched in ten more states including Maharashtra.