Press Esc to close

On a smooth drive

Ananya Revanna, Sep 18, 2014, DHNS 19:23 IST

ONLINE PORTAL

Mahesh Gidwani, Kumar Gaurav and Saumitra Kayal. DH Photo
Five months ago, three Bangaloreans had an idea that would make going to driving school and getting a licence much easier. Mahesh Gidwani, Saumitra Kayal and Kumar Gaurav started ‘Drivekool’, an online portal that allows people to locate the nearest driving school to them and book dates at anytime any day.

“When I got married, my wife wanted to learn how to drive. I had a busy schedule and whenever I went to the driving school, I couldn’t find anyone there. And my wife wasn’t comfortable speaking to them because of the language barrier. So I had to go find out for her,” says Kumar Gaurav. This led him and his cohorts to start ‘Drivekool’.

He says that while online shopping has spread like wildfire, this should as well because it is making the services easier.

For all those people who dread waiting, this is the best option. “It is a platform where customers can not only get all the information they need but also schedule a training slot in a matter of few clicks anytime anywhere, which gives them a hassle-free experience. They find it a lot easier to search for a good driving school using this platform from home or office than follow the conventional way of calling and then visiting many places, multiple times and so on,” says Mahesh.

He adds, “We also provide them the convenience of calling our customer executive to schedule the training slot offline.”

The website provides users a guide to good driving and helps locate the nearest driving school in the area. Kumar says their main aim is to get all the areas in Bangalore under their purview.
They are already there in most populous areas in the City. “We get multiple bookings everyday and will hit 50 bookings per day in next few months. We also have started receiving request for RTO-related activities such as driving licence, change of address, vehicle registration and so on.”

Not only do they act as the bridge between driving schools and the people, they also organise workshops for the drivers in these schools about road safety.

“Our main aim is to better the services that these guys are providing. We teach them how to behave and about road sense by bringing in professionals. This way, more things fall in place,” says Kumar.

Reception has been very encouraging so far. It’s not just users who have taken to the site.
“Driving schools are loving the platforms because they aren’t always able to fill slots, which means a loss of revenue for them, and they can’t take bookings throughout the day. This also helps them avoid dealing with each customer directly and explaining the same thing over and over again,” sums up Mahesh.

Go to Top

More from this section
Most trending stories
Photo Gallery
Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal in action during the first ODI cricket match against India at the HPCA...

Sri Lanka's Suranga Lakmal in action during the first ODI cricket match against India at the HPCA...

Family members of various fishermen, who are still missing following cyclone Ockhi...

Family members of various fishermen, who are still missing following cyclone Ockhi...

LGBT people raise slogans during 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk in Kolkata on Sunday...

LGBT people raise slogans during 16th Kolkata Rainbow Pride Walk in Kolkata on Sunday...

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu honours MSSRF Chairman M S Swaminathan at an award function...

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu honours MSSRF Chairman M S Swaminathan at an award function...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a lotus-garland by the BJP workers during an election..

Prime Minister Narendra Modi being presented a lotus-garland by the BJP workers during an election..

Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of India's main opposition Congress Party, is garlanded by supporters..

Rahul Gandhi, Vice-President of India's main opposition Congress Party, is garlanded by supporters..

Dressed in Santa Claus outfits, a diver feeds sardines as part of events to celebrate...

Dressed in Santa Claus outfits, a diver feeds sardines as part of events to celebrate...

A model showcases a creation by designer Tarun Tahiliani at Fashion Tour 2017 in Mumbai...

A model showcases a creation by designer Tarun Tahiliani at Fashion Tour 2017 in Mumbai...

A farmer works at his mustard field at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar on Saturday...

A farmer works at his mustard field at a village on the outskirts of Amritsar on Saturday...

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans during a training session at Kathua, about 90 kms from Jammu...

Border Security Force (BSF) jawans during a training session at Kathua, about 90 kms from Jammu...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.