#Asia ixigo rolls out app to book porters at railway stations and airports in India

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The app has features such as ETA, type of coolies, price guide and coolie profiles so that you can see their past ratings, languages spoken, user reviews etc.

ixigo-coolie

It is common scene at various Indian railway stations that passengers get into heated arguments with porters over porting charges, thanks to lack of strict regulations. With no options left, passengers finally cede to their demands and pay the prices ask for.

Leading travel search marketplace ixigo wants to check this ‘menace’. The company has just launched a new app to help travellers book coolies at railway stations and porters at airports all across India.

The app, ixigo coolie, has features such as ETA, type of coolies, price guide (you don’t need to bargain) and coolie profiles so that you can see their past ratings, languages spoken, user reviews and much more.

The company claims it has aggregated over 1 million coolies all across the country. ixigo is aiming at gradually on-board a larger base of coolies and porters to the app from all over the country.

ixigo coolie app will be available on both the Android and iOS platforms.

Aloke Bajpai, CEO & Co-founder, ixigo said: “We realise how tough it can be to catch hold of a coolie and bargain with them when you arrive at a station. Our app guarantees a coolie within 2 minutes of arrival at the station, in the lowest possible price. You just need to punch in your station, platform & coach before you reach and we will have the coolie of your choice waiting for you! It’s as simple as that. Also, thanks to GPS tracking, no one can run away with your luggage anymore. It’s safe, cheap, quick and convenient.”

“We’ve faced this problem of negotiating with coolies while travelling so many times, that ixigo decided to bring this problem to an end once and for all. Our app is user friendly and is quite literally the Uber for coolies. You’ll have to use it to find out just how simple it’s going to make your life while travelling,” said Rajnish Kumar, CTO & Co-founder.

Launched in 2007 in Gurgaon, ixigo a travel search marketplace, connecting over 70 million travellers with content and deals from over 25,000 online and offline travel and hospitality businesses. ixigo aggregates and compares real-time travel information, prices and availability for flights, trains, buses, cabs, hotels, packages and destinations.

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