Aiming to build a holistic online ecosystem where fleet owners can research, compare and discover the best vehicle options to meet their requirements, GirnarSoft has launched BusesDekho.com, a portal for trading passenger commercial vehicles.
Robinder Gauba, Business Head for TrucksDekho and BusesDekho said, “While digitisation has been slowly seeping into the commercial vehicle space, there is still a huge void with respect to auto sites catering to this growing demand.”
GirnarSoft is the parent company of CarDekho, BikeDekho, Gaadi, Zigwheels, BuyingIQ and Drishya360s. In this platform users can search for buses, vans and auto rickshaws from leading brands, check specifications, view pictures and videos, download brochures and get prices of models.
BusesDekho.com enables users to compare specifications of upto three vehicles and find the nearest dealers, service centers, spare parts and body makers. It has 189 models comprising of 156 buses, 18 vans and 15 auto rickshaws.
“It is a great time to launch such a project, considering the Government of India’s proposal to open up the passenger transport sector to more private players,” Gauba added.
The portal also contains verified addresses of over 2000 dealers, 2500 service centers, 2500 spare part centres and 312 body makers across India.
The market for bus sales has witnessed an annual growth of 10.8% currently. It was with TrucksDekho.com that Girnar Software entered the commercial vehicle segment last year.
It claims to witness an average of 10-12 lakh monthly page views from 2-3 lakh unique visitors.
In March 2015, it had secured an undisclosed amount of investment from Google Capital as part of its extended Series B funding round, with participation from existing investor Hillhouse Capital.
Last year, it had raised $50 million (around Rs 307 crore then) from Chinese investment management firm Hillhouse Capital and Hong Kong-based hedge fund Tybourne Capital with participation from existing investor Sequoia Capital. The investment was done at a post-money valuation of $300 million.