IT Voice-What is the vision and USP of Get My Parking as compared to other players in the same domain? Mr.Chirag Jain-Get My Parking (GMP) was founded in 2015 by Chirag Jain and Rasik Pansare. We are a global leader providing an end-to-end Interoperable Smart Parking Platform that connects all parking and mobility stakeholders who were until now operating in silos. We digitise and upgrade the parking infrastructure using IOT software to become intelligent mobility hubs.
Our vision is to make every parking transaction a sub-conscious experience. With a strong foundation of the team, technology, and partnerships, we are creating a future-proof parking platform to connect the parking industry internally as well as with urban mobility players
USP: Plug-N-Play ready to deploy platform Touchless Parking Solutions Retrofits with the existing system Speedy Customisations White-label Solution Low Cost Offering
IT Voice-What are the changes in policies and strategies, the company has initiated to successfully run this model?
Mr.Chirag Jain-As a company we have been through multiple turns in our business journey. That required a lot of agility as an organisation. We were successful in doing that due to the setting of right company culture. Starting from recruitment to induction and regular upskilling, we make sure our team is flexible, quick to learn and adapt. We have also ingrained few critical values like resilience and transparency. Resilience has helped the company to overcome the chaotic and challenging path of being pioneers in an unorganised sector. Transparency in all sorts of communication has helped the team to maintain information parity across teams and fast decision making.
IT Voice-Businesses are facing a hard time in India, how much has it affected your company?
Mr.Chirag Jain-As people in India and around the world stay put in their homes, the parking industry has invariably taken a hit. We also had witnessed a temporary decline in transactions on our platform.
During the peak of lockdown, there was a decrease between 50% to 70% in commuters who used monthly parking facilities. In contrast, the transient parking facilities are seeing a reduction of 95% compared to what it was last year. Educational and work establishments like universities, schools, and offices have shifted to virtual learning and working arrangement. Therefore, parking, transit, and other mobility services have been hit hard. But after the unlock began and people started moving again, safety and hygiene became number one priority in all public places. People started expecting touchless services including at parking. Hence technology players like us saw a huge rise in demand to help upgrade traditional parking lots into touchless parking. In the last 3 months our sales team has seen more interest and action globally than ever before.
IT Voice-What are your business expansions?
Mr.Chirag Jain-We have performed extensive deployments in Europe and Asia for some of the largest parking operators that operate across thousands of locations. Now, we are expanding our footprints with focus on the American market and middle east asia. We also see promising leads in Asia Pacific.
This latest expansion move is supported by our partnership with ParkTrans, an American smart city solution provider that brings the latest global technology to its American clients. We are also creating a global sales network with freelance consultants as well as sales enterprise partners.
IT Voice-What is the company’s client base?
Mr.Chirag Jain-Our smart parking platform is designed for every stakeholder in the parking and mobility ecosystem. We have been able to deliver business growth and diversified value growth to our customers who include some of the leading parking operators globally with multi-billion dollar turnover.
Globally, GMP has over 2200 active smart parking deployments with active work orders in 17 countries. Our smart parking platform has launched 7 different white label parking apps around the world in different languages and markets. Our platform has processed over 50 Million Parking Transactions till date and counting. In India, in terms of active deployments we are present in 11 cities including Delhi NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad, and Mumbai. In terms of static parking data, GMP is the largest aggregator and distributor of parking information, with comprehensive data of over 9000 parking lots of 50 cities in India. We have also done multiple government and smart city projects.