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Taxi apps Uber, Ola are useful for short distances

If you travel up to 25 km daily, it makes sense to use app-based taxi services. If over 75 km, owning a vehicle is cheaper

Tinesh Bhasin  |  Mumbai 

Banker couple Nirav Gajra and his wife, who work in the same office, used their own car to commute until about four months back. Now, they use an app-based taxi service for the cost benefit it offers. "We usually choose the ride share option. For a 15-16 km commute, we pay around Rs 150 for two persons one way, if there's no surge pricing.

This comes to Rs 300 for both ways," says Gajra. If he takes his own car, he spends around Rs 200 only on fuel and Rs 80 on parking. Several factors are driving the move towards car sharing. "As urban clusters witness greater congestion ...

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First Published: Mon, August 08 2016. 07:30 IST