Jaipur-based Girnar Software Pvt. Ltd, the company behind several auto portals, including CarDekho.com, BikeDekho.com and Gaadi.com, has launched BusesDekho.com, a new portal in the passenger commercial vehicle segment.
BusesDekho will bridge the gap between manufacturers and bus owners in the country, it said in a statement.
In January, Girnar Software co-founder Amit Jain in an interaction with Techcircle.in had said the company was set to launch portals for commercial vehicles, batteries and services in three-four months.
“We are working on a lot of verticals associated with auto. You should see portals on services, batteries, light commercial vehicles and insurance. You will also see us getting into hyperlocal services for roadside assistance,” he had said.
BusesDekho.com allows users to search for buses, vans and auto rickshaws and enables them to check specifications, view pictures and videos, download brochures and get prices of different models.
The company claims to have verified addresses of over 2,000 dealers, 2,500 service centres, 2,500 spare part centres and 312 body makers across India.
“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. With this launch, we are looking to build a holistic online ecosystem where fleet owners can research, compare and discover the best vehicle options to meet their requirements,” said Robinder Gauba, business head, TrucksDekho.com
Girnar Software entered the commercial vehicle segment last year with TrucksDekho.com which 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 .
While 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.
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