Start-up ‘Bhiyo Kaam Batao’, brainchild of Sanket and Divyesh, is all set to connect Indoreans to the nearest carpenter, electrician, painter or plumber.
Indore : If you want things fixed quickly, be it electricity, plumbing or any other household repairs, you don’t have to flip through your phonebook and look for someone trustworthy who may or may not turn up. Now you can get safe and secure services online with just the click of your mouse.
These services are now being provided by a recently launched start-up, ‘Bhiyo Kaam Batao’ of engineering students, that connects you to the nearest and safest carpenter, electrician, painter or plumber.
In addition to that, if you are student who is looking for a late night meal or need to send a last minute gift, then Bhiyo Kaam Batao will come to your rescue.
These services are provided, keeping in mind the safety aspects, by a start-up of an engineering duo, Sanket Jain and Divyesh Parde. “Like the invention of most ideas and solutions, the idea behind our start-up ‘Bhiyo Kaam Batao’ was incepted when we could not get a plumber because we did not know anyone in the city.”
Being located far from the city centre, it is difficult to get in touch with household services and that’s where the work for easing the lives of students and new residents of the city started. Parde and Jain travelled across the city meeting hundreds of servicemen.
“We walked more than 5 kilometres a day talking to each and every plumbing, electrical, painting and any other shop that provides servicemen,” Parde said. He elaborated that when they visited these shops to discuss the possibilities of providing home services, almost all of them agreed.
“There is a huge difference between saying we will do it and actually doing it,” Jain said. He elaborated that when they confirmed the services and tried to formalise agreements with these organisations, some of them backed off.
“Further, when we asked them to submit their identifications and security details to ensure safety and security of our clients, it pulled down the number of interested servicemen,” Jain rued.
He added that security is their basic concern since their portal would be responsible for any mishap, and looking at the current situation, it is vital to be cautious.
As their work progressed on the start-up, Parde and Jain started working on developing the portal at night. While working at night, they would survive on biscuits and chocolates, which did not substitute for a proper meal. “Then, it struck us, that we could team up with people who could provide late night meals, since night-time working professionals and students faced the same problem as we did,” Jain said.
Bhiyo Kaam Batao currently provides all home services and repairs, late night food delivery, i.e. from 11pm to 4 am and gift deliveries.
“We plan to expand to all other possible services like mehendi artists, photographers, car repairs, interior designers, event planners, home tutors, etc,” Parde said.