New carpooling service in Telegram chat group draws 1,300 members in 2 weeks

The Telegram group aims to connect drivers and passengers directly, without the need for a middleman. PHOTO: SCREENGRAB FROM TELEGRAM
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SINGAPORE - When outdoor activities coach Adel Tan wanted to travel from Punggol to Dairy Farm Road earlier this month, she checked the Grab ride-hailing app and saw that it would cost her about $15 to $20.

The 26-year-old then tried the SG Hitch group, on messaging app Telegram, to check if she could get a cheaper ride.

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