Bengaluru-based Vahak has been rapidly increasing its platform user base in Punjab since the pandemic began in 2020.
Safe and secure escrow payments and GST, Aadhaar verified users on the platform are attracting Punjab logistics players to adopt the Vahak app, especially for load transportation of FMCG, steel, chemical, packaging, and allied industries.
Speaking about this growth since the pandemic, Karan Shaha, CEO, and Co-founder at Vahak said, “Using the Vahak app, Punjab truckers were able to function even during the pandemic, making critical supplies available. Now, they are witnessing up to 25-26 days of inter and intrastate runs as compared to 15-17 days earlier. This has resulted in consistent growth in our user base over the last year with load postings showing a 100 per cent increase and lorry posting going up by over 40 per cent. We are seeing the highest demand coming in for containers, trucks, and LCVs.”
Detailing the measures taken to boost the logistics sector, Karan highlights, “We aim to bring operational efficiencies in Indian logistics, cutting down the overall logistics cost. In Punjab, we are seeing that the government’s positive efforts to improve logistics infrastructure have helped the state improve its ranking in terms of an efficient logistics ecosystem. Contributing to this progress, we continue to bring enabling features for all logistics players. These include safe and secure escrow payments, free medical consultations, and new value-added services going live soon, at their fingertips. All these efforts have resulted in good app adoption from Punjab as Company sign-ups have shown a 160 per cent increase in the last year.”
Vahak is India’s largest open and free transport platform enabled by AI, fostering India’s largest ecosystem of transport SMEs and lorry owners. Enabling direct connections between all logistics players at 0 percent commission, Vahak is India’s first B2B transport community platform that helps match loads with the right sectoral requirements for trucks, containers, light commercial, and other specialised vehicles instantly.