Deepika Padukone invests a whopping amount in an e-taxi start-up, brings women drivers on board

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Bollywood actress Deepika Padukone who is one of the famous actress in the B-town has recently invested a whopping $3 million in a start-up e-taxi company that goes by the name of Blu Smart.

Deepika Padukone invests a whopping amount in an e-taxi start-up

 Punit Goyal, co-founder of Blu Smart, confirmed the news and reveals that they are expecting another $5 million from the actress’ side.

Deepika Padukone invests a whopping amount in an e-taxi start-up

“Deepika loves the vision of our company. She is aware that our cars are safer to travel – the safety standards are very high. We own the cars and we get the drivers on board. Drivers do not need to bring a car on board. Also, she realized that the cars are all electric vehicles. While we are building a great mobility platform, we are also doing something about the environment. The cars are zero emission. Moreover, there’s no surge pricing and also there’s no ride cancellation. So when you book a ride, you get a ride. You can cancel the ride but the driver can’t. Due to all these reasons, she Deepika felt motivated to invest.” said Punit Goyal.

Elaborating further on any input from Deepika’s side, Punit revealed, “Deepika scaled the brand and emphasized on the need for women empowerment. She also got on board some women drivers so that they can gain employment. That was her idea.”

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The Blu Smart is expected to be 30% cheaper than the other aggregator services. Moreover, it is currently doing 1300 electric rides per day in Dec 2019 and aims to reach the milestone of 1,00,000+ electric rides by 1st week of January 2020.