India has millions of people using public transportation daily, and the majority of these users are women. According to the latest World Bank report, 84 per cent of women's trips were done via public transport.
Tummoc conducted a survey on its users and findings highlight that 30 per cent of women and 70 per cent men prefer buses as the most preferred public transport, taking affordability into account while travelling.
Tummoc in a statement said that they are receiving tremendous response from top metropolitan cities like Bengaluru, Hyderabad, Mumbai and Delhi with a user base of 1.5 million with 10 per cent month-on-month growth.
When it comes to non-metro cities like Agra, Patna, Bhopal, Indore, Lucknow, Kochi, interestingly 60 per cent of majority men prefer to travel in public transport for work.
As per Tummoc’s recent findings on its user base, it has been observed that 50 per cent of users are between the age group of 18-25 years, preferably college goers, while 35 per cent are between 25-35 years and 15 per cent are 35 years and above.
“A lot of us in the transit tech field care about accessibility, convenience, environment and so on, but on top of the list should also be safety, for women in particular,” said Hiranmay Mallick, CEO & Co-founder of Tummoc.
“A lot of women don’t feel safe using public transit and this apprehension is even more apparent when they travel long distances at night or alone. Why should women commuters feel unsafe and what are we doing about it? That’s the question the tech-based mobility innovators should find a solution to”, added Mallick.
The survey was conducted online via email and received responses from 1500 people.