Ride-sharing startup BlaBlaCar claims to have offered 3 million seats for travel on its platform since its India launch in January 2015. Note that this does not give an indication of how many seats were actually booked or the number of trips which were completed. However, in September 2015, BlaBlaCar mentioned that it had 3,50,000 seat bookings in India and was present in 700 cities. The France-based company claims to have over 30 million registered members globally, with presence in 22 countries. Note that BlaBlaCar allows travellers to find car owners who are heading to the same destination (intercity only) and connects them via mobile phone or email to share a ride. As such, the total number of cars on the platform keeps varying. BlaBlaCar operates more like a community, where the price charged per co-traveller is limited to a partial contribution towards the cost of the journey,…
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