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Old 7th February 2013, 16:48   #76
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Since yours is the only car being used, you should not be paying anything at all. You are already paying EMIs and maintenance cost of the vehicle. Plus you are exerting yourself by driving everyday.

The best thing would be to divide the fuel and toll charges amongst the other car pooling members.

If this is not possible, try to include monthly maintenance costs and cost of wear and tear in the calculations. For example, an amount of Rs 1000 per month would be required for car maintenance - which includes routine servicing, oil change, tyre wear and tear, interior and exterior cleaning, cost of car perfume etc.

Also, I would advise you to have an understanding with pooling members regarding sharing of repair expense in the unfortunate even of car being involved in an accident during car pooling.

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Even though Rohan makes sense, but wont it make his car as a pick up cab being a private number plate the only differential ? Moreover, the other members would now vouch it as a right to commute only in his car since they are paying for it.
Personally, I think carpool isn't some sort of contract and is mostly volunteered. It should not be binding IMO. If you feel like doing it with likeminded people, go for it, but then you have to consider the facts like
1. Its your car
2. They are your seats
3. The floor mats too are yours
4. You dont like doors being slammed
5. Windows should be rolled up when its dusty outside etc etc. (phew)

It's tough man. I feel best in my car when I am all alone But that no way undermine the benifits of carpooling.

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Old 7th February 2013, 16:56   #77
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I drive from Bandra West(next to Mini Punjab) to Worli (CJ House JLR showroom bldg).

Morning departure from Bandra at 9AM approx and evening 6PM approx from Worli.

Tbhpians most welcome to join!
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Is there any other way to calculate. Since I only will be driving and using my car for car pooling should I demand lower contribution?
How about another alternative: A regular taxi booked long-term? All of you go together, it surely will cost the same or less, none of you needs to drive, you avoid petty quibbles about door-slamming and punctures, and you save the planet! Its all good!

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Having done car-pooling for years, IMO, the money part is the simplest and at worst a one-time effort to arrive at. What is more of an issue is syncing time of the participants,
so that one person does not end up waiting for the other. And possibility of this happening is directly proportional to the number of people in the car-pool.

While I stopped car-pooling some years ago (since the colleague I was pooling with shifted residence), my sister has been successfully doing it with 4 other
teachers of her school for few years now. Only 1 car is used (our M800), with the others contributing a fixed amount per day for the 40-km to-and-fro commute.
Works well for everyone, since there is no direct bus to the school and if not for the car, they would have to take atleast 2 buses + an auto for the last leg, And that is 1-way.

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I am traveling back from Bangalore on Sunday 24 March 2013 via Mysore-Ooty to Coonoor in my Innova.
I am traveling alone and can take in three passengers with luggage. Plan to leave Bangalore at 14 hours. If anyone planning to travel this route, feel free to join. No need to share fuel. Just good talk will do.
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Hi TeamBhpians, we are 2 people (Husband, wife) and are planning for Hyderabad - Bangalore on Saturday early morning (13 April) in our WagonR. We need 2 people who are willing to join us. Or in case, some one is planning, we are more than happy to join you. Please reach out to me by email or reply in the post. Thanks, Sagar
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As there was no response from anyone, I took the bus to and fro.
Is there any better way to address this carpooling effectively?
I am sure many Team bhpians travel to Bangalore/Chennai/Vizag on every weekend.
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I travel between Hyderabad -Bangalore/Vizag/Vijayawada/Goa and back frequently. Kindly PM me incase you want to join or take me in. We are a couple (wife and me).
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Just came across this service 'RidingO' if anyone from Bangalore wants to check it out:

https://www.ridingo.com/

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Traveling to Cochin tomorrow afternoon from Coonoor via Coimbatore and returning via Coimbatore to Ooty on Friday.

I can take 4 people in the Innova.
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I'm driving to Chennai on the evening of 30th April and if anyone wants to come along, they're welcome.

I will be leaving from Electronics City (time not confirmed yet but mostly between 5.30pm and 6.30 pm). We can share the fuel cost and since I'm driving a diesel it will be very economical as well.
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Just came across this service 'RidingO' if anyone from Bangalore wants to check it out:

https://www.ridingo.com/

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Rehaan, that looks pretty good, though a little complicated at the first glance. Anyone tried it yet ? I guess it is for bangalore only as of now ?
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doing Chennai - cochin tonight and returning to Chennai on sunday. I have 2 seats available in my car
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I travel everyday from Vashi -Airoli - Eastern express highway - Powai/ SEEPZ- western express highway - Andheri east.

My timings are erratic.
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Traveling Thursday afternoon 10 Oct 2013 to Bangalore from Coonoor via Mysore- 2PM.
Return via Mysore to Coonoor from Bangalore on Sunday 12 Oct 2013, 12 Noon.
I got one seat on the Jeep.
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