With this, Akshat will be a part of the company’s technical advisory board and will be mentored by Orahi, on running carpool business, for a year. He said that the algorithm for odd-even.com was developed by him and after this the website will be re-directed to the Orahi interface.
Also, post-acquisition, Orahi’s combined user base will be 70,000 after completely acquiring the odd-even.com domain.
Akshat Mittal, a thirteen-year-old student of standard 9 from Amity International School, had launched the site in December 2015. The odd-even site helps commuters rideshare or carpool during the odd-even vehicle rule implemented by the Delhi government.
The government started with the odd-even rule in January 2016 to control pollution in NCR. Delhi’s CM Arvind Kejriwal has announced that the second phase of the odd-even scheme would commence for 15 days from April 15.
Orahi is a ride-sharing system that lets users share car rides to office and back. It is a community-based system, founded in 2012 by Sameer Khanna and Arun Bhati that enables rides with friends, colleagues, and neighbours.