The Rise of Transport Aggregator Startups

Nandini Mukherjee, Managing EditorWitnessing the steady rise of e-commerce in India and growing demand for on demand services, industry veterans are of the opinion that the aggregator model is playing a key role in bringing structure and equilibrium within the organized space across various industries. And the transport industry is no exception. In fact, the aggregator model is likely to attract greater adoption by numerous players in the
market in the near future, enabling the creation of an ecosystem that benefits all parties involved.

Interestingly, the Indian startup ecosystem has welcomed the presence of urban road transportation business in the recent times. The number of startups that has cropped up in the transportation space bears a solid testimony to this fact. Some specific pain areas in the transportation domain that these startups are trying to solve, includes the safety and security of commuters, reducing road congestion levels, and optimising utilisation of transportation resources. Also, many startups are looking to help the Government of India in building upthe right kind of infrastructure for its smart cities transportation project.

Our current edition throws light on such India's emerging aggregators that are at the cusp of catapulting into the big league across the transport sector. We also recommend you to read our cover story on SendFast, A secure logistics partner that enables a business to deliver last mil logistics solutions.