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The CLIMAFIX Summit is India’s largest climate startup summit, organized by EAI & Energy Consortium – IIT Madras. Girish Nagpal of Metroride India shares his thoughts on Low Carbon Mobility at CLIMAFIX Summit 2022, Nov 25 & 26, 2022, at the IIT Madras Research Park, Chennai.

Vishesh Rajaram, Speciale Invest moderated the session (Watch their presentation – here)

Other panel participants were:

Rohit Grover – Aerostrovilos Energy (Watch their presentation – here)

Dhairiyasheel Deshmukh – Dbyt Dynamics Mobility Solutions (Watch their presentation – here)

Kaushik Bose & Mahendra Sengar – Green Tiger Mobility (Watch their presentation – here)

Ajesh Saklecha & Deepak Mohan of Ozone Motors (Watch their presentation – here)

Metroride: Transforming Urban Mobility for Seamless and Sustainable Commutes

Urban mobility has long been a challenge for daily commuters, with issues ranging from congestion to unreliable public transportation. However, one company is on a mission to change that narrative. Metroride, a platform dedicated to transforming urban mobility, is paving the way for a seamless and affordable commuting experience. Let’s delve deeper into how Metroride is reshaping the landscape of urban transportation.

The Problem:

Navigating through bustling city streets can be a daunting task for daily commuters. Traditional modes of transportation often come with their own set of challenges, including long wait times, unpredictable schedules, and hefty price tags. For many, the first and last mile of their journey, connecting from home to public transit and vice versa, remains a significant hurdle.

The Solution:

Metroride steps in to bridge this gap by offering a comprehensive solution for first and last-mile connectivity. Leveraging electric two and three-wheelers as form factors, Metroride provides shared rides that are not only eco-friendly but also cost-effective and reliable. By collaborating closely with public transport agencies, Meteorite ensures seamless integration with existing transit systems, making the daily commute hassle-free for users.

Key Features:

  1. Seamless Connectivity: Metroride’s platform seamlessly connects commuters to their final destinations, eliminating the need for multiple transfers and reducing overall travel time.
  2. Electric Mobility: Embracing sustainable practices, Metroride utilizes electric vehicles for its rides, contributing to a greener urban environment.
  3. Affordable Pricing: With fares lower than traditional ride-sharing services, Metroride makes daily commuting more accessible to a wider audience.
  4. Reliability: Metroride boasts an average wait time of just two minutes and one second, significantly lower than industry standards, ensuring commuters reach their destinations promptly.
  5. No Surge Pricing, No Cancellations: Metroride prioritizes customer satisfaction by offering transparent pricing and reliable service without any surge pricing or cancellations.


In its quest to revolutionize urban mobility, Metroride has already made significant strides. Serving three cities in India, Metroride has completed several lakh rides over the past year alone. With an impressive customer retention rate of less than four percent month-over-month, Metroride has proven its ability to meet the needs of daily commuters effectively.

Future Plans:

To further fuel its growth and expansion, Metroride is raising $3 million in funding. A portion of this capital will be allocated towards product enhancement, including the addition of new features and functionalities. Additionally, Metroride plans to expand its team to support its growing user base and geographical reach.

Metroride’s innovative approach to urban mobility is not only transforming the way we commute but also paving the way for a more sustainable future. By prioritizing affordability, reliability, and environmental consciousness, Metroride is setting a new standard for urban transportation. As the company continues to evolve and expand its reach, it holds the promise of making the daily commute a seamless and enjoyable experience for millions of commuters worldwide.

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About Narasimhan Santhanam (Narsi)

Narsi, a Director at EAI, Co-founded one of India's first climate tech consulting firm in 2008.

Since then, he has assisted over 250 Indian and International firms, across many climate tech domain Solar, Bio-energy, Green hydrogen, E-Mobility, Green Chemicals.

Narsi works closely with senior and top management corporates and helps then devise strategy and go-to-market plans to benefit from the fast growing Indian Climate tech market.

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