Most new-age companies today hold offices in business or tech-parks. They have played a pivotal role in making India a global powerhouse. As per a recent estimate, more than 10 million people have their workplace in tech-parks. These have redefined the meaning of ‘office’. They offer the best amenities for work and recreation, parking and security – thus enhancing the overall employee experience.
While they excel in infrastructure, they fare poorly on connectivity. They’re mostly situated outside the city to optimize on cost and availability of real estate. For companies running office within their premises, providing employee transportation becomes imperative to connect them to these far-off locations.
Though a company may save by moving to outskirt locations, the benefits are considerably countered by the expenses dedicated to employee transportation.
This makes the tech-park less attractive and increases the probability of
Another problem in this scenario is that of parking which dedicated buses & cabs create within and around the tech-park. This causes congestion and makes commute a hassle for those coming to work there.
The issue persists even for Tech-parks located within the city. Though they are well connected, they cause a massive overload on public infrastructure,
The high volume of vehicles moving in and out of these parks leads to congestion around their premises, making commute an everyday struggle for the employees.
With these two major issues, maintaining and improving their asset value becomes a challenge for a tech-park. They need to enable an ecosystem of shared public transport for the employees of their tenant companies in order to provide proper connectivity and decongest the roads surrounding them.
Another segment which faces similar challenges is co-working spaces where employees from different companies aggregate. Herein, respective companies cannot provide dedicated transport due to lack of sufficient employee strength. Thus they prefer co-working spaces which provide good options for their employees’ daily commute.
These challenges can be overcome by introducing Shared Transport System which can be used by employees of the various tenant companies without each company needing to provide dedicated transport. The companies can pre-reserve a certain number of seats in these vehicles (buses) as per their employee strength and/or organisational policy.
This model will not only lead to huge cost savings for the companies who were earlier providing dedicated employee transport but will also allow high convenience to the employees – they would no longer be bound by specific bus timing and will have flexible time slots at their disposal.
Technology adds another level of comfort and convenience for these employees.
These services connect employees directly from home to office and hence eliminate the hassle of changing modes of transport to reach their workplace. Quality AC coaches, assured seat for everyone and optional services like food and beverages on board enhance their comfort and commute experience.
Shared Transport System is a new but a necessary solution for Tech-parks and companies alike. However, not all conventional employee transportation companies can enable this. This model requires high expertise in managing the scale of operations ensuring that the services are reliable, efficient and safe.
Thankfully, with companies like Shuttl, this is not only possible but is also running successfully in various cities across the country.
Here are the Shared Transport Models on Shuttl’s platform