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Use POOLit to carpool and share cab in Chennai

Are you a regular commuter in Chennai who has to wait 30 minutes for a bus and travel a distance of 15 minutes in an hour because of traffic jams brought on by the construction of a metro that has blocked two of the four lanes on the Old Mahabalipuram Road? Even though Metro Rail promised to lower the number of vehicles when it launches four years later, what's the fix until then?

Marina beach in Chennai

If you are a regular office-goer in Chennai, you are aware of the traffic jams on the Adambakkam to Anna Nagar route that go by government offices and mid-sized companies. Even though the distance is 15 km, during peak office hours, the journey seems endless due to traffic. The pharmaceutical industry at Ambattur, on the Bengaluru-Chennai National Highway, has professionals commuting to this route, and the growth of the IT sector has allowed Mylapore to become one of the primary MNC hubs, which led to the high level of traffic on the road from Chromepet to Madipakkam as more professionals are using these routes. 

If you are looking for an efficient solution to beat traffic on your way to the office so that you don't compromise on punctuality, you can choose to share a cab in Chennai and hence start to carpool.

Why share a car or cab in Chennai?

Experts say Chennai ranks at the top with more cars on the road. Being a resident of Chennai, your occasional commute to the airport or any other place can be very time-consuming due to heavy traffic. Especially highly populated regions of north Chennai have inadequate public transport and inadequate traffic management, which contributes to the daily hassles of commuters.

A man is walking towards a green color car that is driven by a women, to join the carpool that he has been created using POOLit carpool app.

With the aim of fewer cars on the road, carpooling in Chennai is a solution against traffic congestion. Choosing to share a cab in Chennai enables you to split fares with co-passengers even with Ola/Uber cabs and outstation taxis booked online or from stands. As a regular office goer in Chennai, you can choose to form a carpool group with people sharing the same route and destination as yours to offer rides with your car or a cab you booked. Likewise, you can also get to share a ride in someone’s car or if they book a cab. 

But, one might wonder, whom should they share a car ride with to ensure a safe and cost-effective journey?

Introducing POOLit

The POOLit Carpool app is one of the most popular carpooling and ridesharing apps for carpooling in Chennai and the best carpooling app in India that focuses on “one less car on the road” and shared rides. Unlike traditional apps to share rides or book cabs, POOLit operates on a commission-free model, putting the power back in your hands with a 'Pay What You Want' approach for shared rides. The POOLit Carpool app is a community of verified professionals from different corporations, ensuring your travels are not only pocket-friendly but safe and secure.

POOLit is of great use when commuting daily or even seldom. In Chennai, you can seamlessly connect to carpool for daily office pickup and drop service as well as occasional intercity rides using POOLit and split fares at the end of your ride. For example, you can share an Ola or Uber outstation cab from Chennai to Pondicherry, Tirupati, Madurai, etc. with the POOLit carpool app. 

There is a growing carpooling community that is transforming daily commutes with shared rides and carpooling to cut costs and beat traffic congestion. 

Features of POOLit App

  • Verified users from companies

  • Pay what you want

  • Community filter (choose to travel with your co-workers or same-gender co-passengers)

  • Shared cabs booked from Ola/Uber

  • Seamless integration with messaging platforms

  • Collaborative consumption

A working professional is trying to sign up on POOLit carpool app

5 steps to get started on POOLit!

  1. Install POOLit app: ​Register on the POOLit app using your company’s or educational institute’s email address from the POOLit carpooling website. Be assured that your email address will only be used for verification

  2. Verifying: Sign up instantly if POOLit has already verified your company or institution; if not, verification will be completed within 24 hours. If your organization isn't approved or you prefer to sign up with your personal email, get referred by someone already using POOLit. Click on POOLit Carpool and GET STARTED!

  3. If you want to SHARE a ride: Enter your pick-up, dropping location, date, and leaving time. Add a stop if needed. Select seats and comment on your preferred fare.

  4. If you want to OFFER a ride: Enter origin, destination, date, and leaving time. Add a stop if needed. Offer up to 5 seats, set your fare expectations, and check payment options. Click "Find Pools" for instant matching with trustworthy professionals.

  5. Connect seamlessly: POOLit's integrated chat feature lets you communicate directly, share locations, and find convenient pick-up points—building connections that may last a lifetime.

Using POOLit for local and intercity destinations from Chennai 

Apart from sharing cab in Chennai only, cars, cabs, or taxis can also be shared through some famous carpooling routes, including Adambakkam to Anna Nagar, Kodambakkam to Guindy, Chromepet to Madipakkam, Ashok Nagar to Adyar, Ambattur to Mylapore, Perambur to Perungudi, etc. If you plan to avail and share the intercity ride from Chennai, choose to share cabs from Chennai to Pondicherry, Chennai to Bangalore, Chennai to Coimbatore, Chennai to Madurai, Chennai to Salem, Chennai to Vellore, Chennai to Tirupati, etc. 

Old Port Dock in Puducherry, The temple of Tirupati Balaji Mandir, Madurai Meenakshi Temple and Vellore Fort are the place you can visit from Chennai in intercity carpool rides using POOLit carpool app

The POOLit community

The POOLit community is spread across the country and is distinct from all carpooling apps in India that aim to redefine your daily commute by merging environmental sustainability with affordability. The POOLit carpool app is a popularly used ridesharing platform in most cities in India like New Delhi, Gurugram, Noida, Ghaziabad, Mumbai, Pune, Bangalore, Hyderabad, etc. 

POOLit goes beyond just rides and strives to make a difference in the way people commute to contribute to a greener and more connected future. Join the POOLit community to embark on this journey—where convenience, economy, and sustainability meet not only on the carpooling routes or while sharing a cab in Chennai but also on other emerging carpooling routes in India.

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Download POOLit App

  • Get rid of surge pricing by sharing your cab going on the same route.

  • Personalized carpooling communities based on your organization, society, co-working space and college.

  • Pay what you want! The company charges nothing from the users.

  • Share your travel expenses and save your precious time and money.

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The POOLit carpooling app mock-up displaying the riders matching.
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