It Is Time to Make Navi-Mumbai Pollution Free!

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The recent Deonar fire gave us a glimpse of what Mumbai would be like in high Delhi-like pollution levels. Despite having the sea nearby it took 4-5 days for the smoke, dust pollution to clear from the air. Recorded Air Quality Index during that time was 325 in the morning and 341 inn evening.

While the  alarming levels have now dropped the story is still the same for certain patches in Mumbai ( read Chembur, Andheri, Sion among them). This air problem is slowly spreading to the suburban areas as well.

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While you can always blame the government for not caring for the health of its citizens we think it falls upon us too to care for our city.  Keeping this concern in mind, NMMT is organizing a Bus day in Navi Mumbai to promote the use of public transport. It’s aim is to convince Mumbai residents to use public transport on 23th Feb 2016 and to avoid private vehicles to keep the pollution and traffic in control! So come forward to lend your hand to make Navi-Mumbai Pollution Free!


This initiative will run with the help of Zophop app and Green Society Forum.

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Zophop starts the pilot in Nagpur to implement smarter commute every day

An alliance offering real-time en route bus location with ETA (estimated time of arrival) to the stops beyond timings and fares


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Mumbai, February 5, 2016:  Zophop, a fast growing technology-driven transportation mobile app, announces its collaboration with UMTC (Urban Mass Transit Company) for NMC (Nagpur Municipal Corporation) and VNIL (Vansh Nimay Infraprojects Limited). NMC and VNIL are the public transportation service providers to daily commuters in Nagpur. The collaboration is aimed at providing depth of information to daily commuters who use the bus for their entire or partial trip in order to support them in making the best decision not only on route options based on time and fare but also on the waiting time for the bus.

Jiyoung Lee, Co-founder and VP, Product & Marketing, Zophop commented, “Along with the focus in Nagpur on technology driven smart transport solutions, this collaboration will change over 250,000 daily bus commuters’ day-to-day bus ride experience completely since now we can provide accurate bus timing, fare, and en route bus location with ETA to the stop on all the bus routes. With the successful evaluation and feedback from the pilot program, we will expand the coverage in greater Nagpur area.”

Subramanian, Head of Nagpur Bus Operator, VNIL further commented, “Customer is supreme but dynamics of commercial economy in Urban Bus Transport System have not allowed us much room for customer centric initiatives. The real-time live bus information certainly is a technology driven low cost initiative that offers huge benefit to commuters without any burden on capital investment.”

About Zophop

Zophop provides the tool that empowers over 200,000 users in 15 cities across India to make their best decision on route (time vs. cost), transportation modes, and time management for travel. One of the unique features on Zophop ­ “nearby” ­ allows users to find all public transportation modes including buses, trains, metros, cabs (Uber, Ola), and autos (Jugnoo) near their location. The “nearby” feature is not only showing users what is available around them but also its ETA to the stop/station/pick­up location and fare. Zophop was established in Mumbai in 2014 founded by Vinayak Bhavnani and Jiyoung Lee.

About NMC, VNIL, and UMTC in Nagpur

Nagpur is taking steps towards development of pan city transport solution, which is sustainable from the financial, economic, and environmental standpoint as well as the common citizens as the fulcrum. While new generation of green transport is in the offing so is the solar powered metro infrastructure, for the present and immediate. Smart technologies that can enable easy access of information to passengers have been key areas that Nagpur has been keen on. The collaborative effort amongst NMC (the enabling institution), VNIL (the bus service provider and operator), and partners – UMTC and Zophop – as the knowledge and technology provider will drive faster and easier implementation and city-wide improvement.


 

To get live bus timings get zophop from Playstore today.

Team Zophop celebrates NMMT’s 19th Foundation Day

Team Zophop celebrated NMMT’s 19th Foundation Day with flowers and a cake cutting ceremony in their office at Turbhe Bus Depot. Navi Mumbai Municipal Transport (NMMT) is the transport wing of Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation, which operates bus services in Navi Mumbai. NMMT buses serve the entire Navi Mumbai city as well as to certain parts of Mumbai, Thane, Kalyan, Dombivli, Badlapur, Taloja, Panvel and Uran.

We, at Zophop, were happy to be a part of these celebrations. NMMT has over 400 buses which serves the commuters of Navi Mumbai, commuters who are very active on our app and who are responsible for majority of Navi Mumbai real-time information for bus timings on our app.

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To get real-time bus information get zophop from Playstore today.

 

Zophop allies with Khopoli Municipal Transport (KMT) to help commuters for the better travel experience with the bus in Mumbai area

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An alliance offering real-time en route bus location with ETA (estimated time of arrival) to thestops beyond timings and fares


 

Mumbai, January 19, 2016: – Zophop, a fast growing technology-driven transportation mobile app, announces its collaboration with KMT. KMT provides bus services for daily commuters who travel from Navi Mumbai and Mumbai to Khopoli, and Panvel. The collaboration is aimed at providing depth of information to daily commuters who use the bus for their entire or partial trip in order to support them in making the best decision not only on route options based on time and fare but also on the waiting time for the bus. This enhances the information that has been provided by Zophop and provides KMT passengers a mobile-based channel to find all information they need to know for their trip.

Jiyoung Lee, Co-founder and VP, Product & Marketing, Zophop further commented, “Zophop has been serving over 70,000 daily travelers in Mumbai area as one-stop-app for all information they need to plan their trip. This collaboration with KMT is a great addition to all Mumbai users who travel with KMT daily basis since now we are providing accurate bus timing, fare, and enroute bus location with ETA to the stop on all the bus routes within the KMT network.“

About Zophop

Zophop provides the tool that empowers over 200,000 daily travelers in 15 cities across India to make their best decision on route (time vs. cost), transportation modes, and time management for travel. One of the unique features on Zophop “near by” allows users to find all public transportation modes including buses, trains, metros, cabs (Uber, Ola), and Jugnoo near their location. The “near by” feature is not only showing users what is available around them but also its ETA to the stop/station/pickup location and fare. Zophop was established in Mumbai in 2014 founded by Vinayak Bhavnani and Jiyoung Lee.

How to use zophop’s Live Trips and fence

In a previous post we introduced Live Trips which enables users to see buses and trains move in real time on the map and also gives estimated time of arrival to their stops, as shown below :

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To enable users to check live trips around them we have introduced the Fence feature. Fence does exactly what the name suggests – a fence is drawn around your current location and this lets you see only those trips which are live around you –

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So instead of all the live trips all over the country you can see only those around you. Clicking on anyone of them will lead you to the corresponding real-time information –

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Do you see those small arrows on the right hand bottom corner –

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You can adjust the radius within which you want to see the live trips, yes you can set the radius to a maximum of 10 kms –

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For any kind of queries on live trips leave us a message here or on Chat with us on the app. Get the app here.